As communities plan to shut down Gauteng, here's what routes to avoid

Residents from several predominantly coloured communities intend going ahead with their planned shutdown in Gauteng on Friday.

Reports suggest that they want intervention from President Cyril Ramaphosa over what they claim is the socio-economic exclusion of coloured people.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, spokesperson of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD), Senior Superintendent, Wayne Minnaar says the different areas that are affected include Ennerdale.

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The entry and exit point of Ennerdale from Golden Highway is affected so motorists can't get in or out there and also from the Lolly side, there is also a blockage.

Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, Spokesperson of JMPD

He adds that these protests are in solidarity with Westbury and more officers are being sent to that area to help control the situation.

Eldorado Park is quiet now, and Westbury too is also calm for now.

Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, Spokesperson of JMPD

He says they expect approximately 5 000 people to gather at the Mary Fitzgerald Square and then they will proceed up Lillian Ngoyi, through Rissik Street into Braamfontein at the Metro Centre where a third memorandum will be handed.

We can expect roads in the Johannesburg CBD and Braamfontein to be affected between 10:30 and 2pm this afternoon, we want to call on motorists to avoid those roads for today.

Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, Spokesperson of JMPD

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