Boksburg protest roads reopened

Boksburg protest roads reopened

Protests by residents of Comet informal settlement near Boksburg on the East Rand have stopped, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Tuesday.


"Calm has prevailed throughout the night," spokesman Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng said.


He said Rondebult Road between Main Road and Leeupoort Road was opened on Monday afternoon after mayoral committee member Mthuthuzeli Siboza addressed the residents.

"Since then the protest stopped but we will continue monitoring the area."

The intersection had been blocked off with burning tyres, rubble, rocks, and other objects from 2am on Monday until the afternoon.

One person was injured by a rock that was aimed at police, Mokheseng said.

"He sustained serious injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital."

About 1000 residents took part in the protests.

The reason for the protest was not known as police were not present when Siboza addressed the crowd at an open field in the area.

Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality spokesman Zweli Dlamini was not immediately available for comment.


No one was arrested during the protest. 



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