Police have brought in more law enforcement in Ennerdale, where the ‘Gauteng Shutdown’ against the marginalisation of coloured communities has gained momentum.
Main roads leading into the area have been blocked with burning tires and debris.
More police nyalas and water cannons have been deployed.
— silindelo masikane (@Slindelo_M) October 5, 2018
The situation is tense, with community members standing behind burning tyres.
Residents are pleading with officers not to get too close and provoke protesters.
In other news, the Eldorado Park community has blocked off the N12 with burning tires as they joined in on the shutdown.
Motorists are urged to avoid the N12 past Eldorado Park and seek alternative routes.
Police are on scene.
#Joburg motorists should exercise caution as #Gautengshutdown protesters place large, burning tyres on the #N12 next to #EldoradoPark. @JMPDSafety says this, as well as protest action blocking roads in #Ennerdale, is affecting traffic in the area. Video: Supplied #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/bFHochTNCD
— Jamaine Krige (@jour_maine) October 5, 2018