A protest and associated roadblocks have been reported in Vlakfontein (Gauteng province) as of Friday afternoon (local time), June 7, leading to traffic disruptions in the area. According to local reports, protesters have erected barricades on parts of the Golden Highway (R553) south of Johannesburg to protest a recent court decision related to a murder case.
Localized transportation disruptions can be expected over the coming hours amid heightened security presence. Clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out. Similar protests are possible in Vlakfontein over the coming days.
Individuals in Vlakfontein are advised to monitor developments of the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, prepare for consequent traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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