NEWSFLASH: Streets open after shanty towns protest

Roads are now open despite protesters barricading Bremer Street and Van der Hoff Road in the West of Pretoria earlier on Tuesday morning.

Residents of informal settlements are up in arms over “empty promises” by the Tshwane Metro municipality.

They claimed the Tshwane metro had made promises it had since failed to keep.

Around 04:00, they blocked off the Daspoort Tunnel which connects the western suburbs to the city with rocks and burning tyres to force people to stay away from work.

Their action prompted the Tshwane metro police to cordon off Bremer Street to stop motorists from entering the blockaded tunnel.

The metro bus service was suspended for the safety of the drivers following a recent incident when a bus was shot at.

A security source said the drivers were scared to drive the routes affected by the protest action.

Metro police spokesperson Inspector Phindile Molefe said her officers had cleared the street off the tyres and rocks and traffic was flowing as normal.

“Traffic is flowing now and officers are keeping a close eye.”

André Kruger, chairperson of Hercules sector 1 CPF, said the protesters had dispersed and the streets were open to traffic.

Also read:

 Tshwane bus service interrupted

Another water warning

Do you have more information about the story? Please send us an email to or phone us on 083 625 4114.

For free breaking and community news, visit Rekord’s websites:

Rekord East

Rekord North

Rekord Centurion

Rekord Moot

For more news and interesting articles, like Rekord on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram.


Jason Milford

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


Next Story x
NOTICE: Power outage in Wierdapark

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Centurion Rekord
Rekord East
Rekord Moot
Rekord North

Your details:

Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)