Boksburg informal settlement unrest

Nov 30, 2010

Metro police spokesman Kobeli Mokheseng, said the entrances and exits to Reiger Park and Ramaphosa were blocked with rocks, “foreign objects”, and burning tyres from 9am.

Mokheseng said the unrest was caused by different groups of people claiming to live within the vicinity.

The affected intersections were Archie Jonas and Old Elsburg, Leon Ferreira and Commissioner, including Old Elsburg and Commissioner.

“It is not clear at this stage what the protest is all about and we are closely monitoring the situation to ensure safety and security,” Mokheseng said in a statement.

The Ekurhuleni public order policing unit was attending the scene for crowd control purposes, along with police and members of the “red ants”.

Motorists were advised to use alternative routes

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