UPDATE: Rubber bullets fired as residents block all exit points in Eersterus

File: Residents of Eersterus in Pretoria have taken to the streets by burning and blocking several entrances to the area.

JOHANNESBURG – Police had to use rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Eersterus, Pretoria on Wednesday.

Tshwane Metro Police Department spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said the community was pelting police with stones.

 

 

“The situation remains the same. All roads remain blocked. The Metro police and South African Police Service are on the scene. We will continue to monitor the situation,” said Mahamba.

About 200 residents in Eersterus have barricaded roads with burning tyres.

Tshwane Central police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Johan van Byk said police were deployed to the scene

Van Byk said residents blocked all entrances and exit routes in the area.

 

 

Police said the motive of the protest was unknown at this stage.

 

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