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01 April 2011 at 09:58 - Posted by Anonymous

Service delivery protest in Honeydew turns ugly


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A service delivery protest at the Zandspruit Informal Settlement disrupted early morning traffic.

A service delivery protest at the Zandspruit Informal Settlement disrupted early morning traffic along Beyers Naudé and Peter roads in Honeydew this morning (Wednesday, 30 March).

A service delivery protest at the Zandspruit Informal Settlement disrupted early morning traffic along Beyers Naudé and Peter roads in Honeydew this morning (Wednesday, 30 March).
 
Beyers Naudé Road was closed for traffic from around 6am onwards, and traffic was diverted to Peter and Juice roads.
 
What started out as a service delivery protest soon turned ugly, with rioters burning tyres and throwing stones at police officers at a nearby garage.   
 
Police were seen firing rubber bullets.
 
By 10am, the road was still closed for traffic.
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