Three arrested for violent protest in Diepkloof

Gauteng police have arrested at least three people on charges of public violence following a service delivery protest in Diepkloof, Soweto, on Monday morning.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo says police had to use rubber bullets to disperse protesters after they threw stones at passing cars.

“The protesters stopped and looted a truck that was loaded with liquor. The damaged cars also include three cars from media houses and two police vehicles”, said Masondo.

Colonel Masondo added that the situation remains calm at the moment and that traffic is flowing. “Police are still in the area, monitoring the situation.”

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