Scene at the Springfield Protest
Roads that have been blockaded include:
1. Newlands East/Nandi Drive
2. Nandi Drive/Quarry Heights
3. North Coast Road/Nandi Drive
4. North Coast/Nandi Drive
5. M19/ Mount Batten Drive
The City urges all residents to drive with caution and to avoid the above mentioned roads.
Investigations have revealed the protest is of a political nature, and is not service delivery related.
Metro Police members, Disaster Management and Operation Sukuma Sakhe/ Rapid Response officials were immediately dispatched to the affected areas and are on the ground to collect information from protesting residents. City law enforcement is also on site to reroute traffic and to ensure the safety of motorists and residents.
In the run up to the local government elections, Mayor acknowledges that people are free to exercise their constitutional rights by voicing their concerns; however residents should do so in a peaceful manner without damaging property, injuring law-abiding citizens or blockading roads, thus preventing others from going to school and work
Pictures of the current situation at Springfield Protest
Pictures credit: Police pics and clips FB page.