A protestor was reportedly shot and the police station was set alight killed in the violent protest in Thembisa on Monday. Motorists are advised to AVOID the area.
WATCH THE VIOLENT PROTEST IN THEMBISA
Police say it’s not yet clear whether metro police are responsible for the shooting.
According to reports, members of the Police Watchdog IPID have been called to the scene to investigate.
Angry residents are protesting and have been blocking roads.
Meanwhile, according to to reports on social media, the police station was also set alight by the residents.
SEVERAL ROADS ARE CLOSED – MOTORISTS ADVISED TO AVOID THE AREA
The group has closed Industry Road with rocks and burning tyres.
They reportedly said that they would continue to protest until Ekurhuleni Mayor Tania Campbell came to the area.
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Metro police spokesperson Kelebogile Thipa told the media Campbell was supposed to meet with residents and give feedback on their memorandum of demands.
“The residents expressed dissatisfaction after her no-show and took to the street to protest.
“The mayor sent other city officials to address the masses, but discussions collapsed, and Intel gathered that 1 August 2022 Tembisa will be ‘shutdown’.”
They have been demonstrating since Sunday night, completely blocking Hospital Road.
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A TRUCK WAS TORCHED EARLIER ON THE R21
Earlier on Monday morning, a truck was torched on the R21, affecting three lanes.
The area has since been cleared.
Roads around Tembisa have also been blocked with burning tyres and rocks.
Motorists have been advised to stay away from the area.
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