Protesters shut down Soweto highway

20 March 2017 - 09:29 By Kyle Cowan
Service delivery protest disrupt train service in Soweto.
Service delivery protest disrupt train service in Soweto.
Image: @LillyAnn_Mfokng via Twitter

Protesters have shut down the Soweto Highway‚ Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokeswoman Edna Mamonyane said on Monday.

She said protesters had blocked the N17 underneath the railway bridge.

“It is unclear what exactly they are protesting about at this stage‚” Mamonyane said.

“JMPD officers are on the scene.”

Mamonyane said motorists should expect heavy delays.

“Motorists from Meadowlands and Orlando are especially affected.”

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