The police control the protest action near Malibongwe Drive, north of Johannesburg. The community of Thabo Mbeki informal settlement took to the streets because of another power outage.
The protesters have barricaded the road leading to Lanseria Airport with burning tyres and stones. The officers managed to clear the road of obstacles, however, they still remain in the area.
“I can’t confirm if there is any damage, but I know it was unsafe for motorists to drive on this road,” a police spokesman commented.