Ennerdale community protests ‘in solidarity with Westbury’

South Africa

Protests broke out in Ennerdale on Friday morning “in solidarity with the Westbury” community, said Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) senior superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

The community in Westbury decided to go on violent and destructive protests after the killing of a 41-year-old woman last week. The protests led to interventions by Police Minister Bheki Cele, which included the deployment of the Tactical Response Team (TRT) in the neighbourhood

The shutdown of all ‘coloured ‘neighbourhoods in Gauteng is expected to go ahead as planned. Residents are planning to roll out protest action in all coloured neighbourhoods in the province today.

Protesters blocked the entrance and exit points of Ennerdale, adding that police were at the scene. No arrests have been so far, Minnaar said.

According to reports, protesters used burning tyres to block roads.



-The Citizen

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