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Klipfontein View protests: Midrand road closures on Monday 3 May 2021

3 May 2021 - 08:00

Klipfontein View protests are affecting traffic flow on Allandale and Kynoch Road. Motorists are advised to use these alternative routes.

Written by Andile Sicetsha

The week has kicked off on a bad note for motorists driving past Klipontein View.

Klipfontein View protests: What’s the reason behind the picketing?

Burned tyres and rubble barricaded the roads near the Midrand informal settlement on Monday morning. Motorists who rely on the route to get to work were forced to find alternative routes as there was no way past Allandale Road.

At this time, no organisation or community leadership has come forth to claim responsibility for the protest action. We believe law enforcement authorities have been deployed to oversee the protest action and attempt to clear the rubble as soon as possible.

This is not the first time we’ve seen these kinds of protests in Klipfontein View. In February 2019, water shortages and service delivery disgruntlement were the chief motivation behind similar protests on Allandale Road.

This is a developing story and more updates will be provided once they become available.

Midrand road closures for Monday 3 May 2021

Latest videos coming from Klipfontein View suggest that the situation has not changed much in the Midrand township. Law enforcement officials were buy clearing up the road when this article was published.

According to Traffic SA, motorists ought to make use of alternative routes and avoid, as much as possible, the following roads:

  • Allandale Road; and
  • Kynoch Road

Motorists are advised to, rather, make use of these alternative routes:

  • Dane Road; and/or
  • Modderfontein Road