Protestors torch car

Residents of the Motsoaledi informal settlement pelted stones at cars along the Chris Hani Baragwanath road in Soweto and set alight a VW Golf on Wednesday in a protest over poor service delivery, police said.

Captain Lindiwe Mbatha said the residents, who reside near the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, took to the streets at 3am, barricading the road with debris, stones and burning tyres.

“They threw a burning tyre at one of the cars, damaging it… but it was not completely burnt down,” she said.

No one was injured in the incident and police were monitoring the situation.

“Metro police officers and firefighters are also at the scene for any eventualities,” she said.

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