SOWETO - There was pandemonium in parts of Soweto as protesters burned tyres close to the highway.
Officials says residents are protesting over a piece of land they want to occupy.
Metrorail has confirmed that train services between Dube and New Canada stations are cancelled due to protest action causing operations to be unsafe.
The transport provider said that while protest action has stopped, damage was done to the signalling infrastructure on the line.
Commuters stranded at Nhlazane Train Station. Services suspended due to Mzimhlophe protest. pic.twitter.com/boNJsO3UZi— Bafana Nzimande (@nzimandebafana) March 20, 2017
Train commuter Sponono Makgatho says Prasa should have bused customers traveling between Naledi and New Canada. pic.twitter.com/onwj9gd12s
— Bafana Nzimande (@nzimandebafana) March 20, 2017
Gauteng Metrorail spokesman Lillian Mofokeng said technicians are currently attending to the repairs and hope to have the trains operational by Monday afternoon.
Police stationed along Soweto Highway. Protesters ran into a nearby veld. Situation is calm. Soweto highway reopened. pic.twitter.com/hqtVig3SPO— Bafana Nzimande (@nzimandebafana) March 20, 2017