UPDATE: Police fire rubber bullets at Krugersdorp protesters

KAGISO, 22 January 2018 – No one is being allowed to enter or leave Kagiso on Monday. There is a blockade outside Leratong Hospital and even taxis are at a standstill. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – Residents in Krugersdorp shut down the town on Monday, barricading roads with burning tyres and rocks in protest against crime, human trafficking and drugs.

Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at a crowd of people who threatened to march into town.

Community members are now throwing rocks at police.

 

Messages circulated at the weekend urged residents to stay away from school and work on Monday.

 

“Let’s unite and reclaim our city from crime, drugs and human trafficking,” read a poster.

According to one resident, residents of Kagiso and Munsieville were marching to the Krugersdorp CBD.

They are accusing foreign nationals in the area of selling drugs and abducting a child.

“There is a traffic standstill in Kagiso, Munsieville and Krugersdorp as cars are not allowed to go in or out,” said the resident.

“Every main road in the area has been blockaded.

“Taxi drivers have also joined the march.”

 

Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said three police vehicles have been pelted with rocks.

The satellite police station in Munsieville had been set on fire.

 

 

So far no injuries or arrests have been reported.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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