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UPDATE: Traffic chaos as roads are blocked in Joburg, Pretoria – eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – Roads were blocked with rocks and burning tyres across Gatueng.

Johannesburg Metro Police said it is related to the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, set to take place in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon.

[TRAFFIC] Burning of tyres around the Soweto area, Protea Glen, Dobsonville, Emndeni link (social link)…@TrafficSA #FreshBreakfast pic.twitter.com/4NQctoK4A3

— #0815773333 WhatsApp (@FreshBreakfast_) August 8, 2017

According to the JMPD, affected areas include Soweto, Zandspruit, Braamfontein, Booysens and Turffontein, south of Johannesburg.

“Roads leading from the Soweto highway have been blocked off as protesters placed rocks on the road,” said JMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

“The M1, N1and N3 are affected at this stage. We can confirm a car has been transporting people who were blocking the road.”

Protea Glen: protest action pic.twitter.com/cooi4Frr2z

— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) August 8, 2017

Be Safe Y’all @TheTembisan @EMMGazette @mapepeza_media @KemptonExpress @EMMInfo @votfm_876 pic.twitter.com/AoeTkycXKL

— VOICE OF TEMBISA FM (@votfm_876) August 8, 2017

The blockades were causing widespread traffic disruptions and motorists were advised to take care and use alternate routes.

Bus services in Soweto have been affected.

Roads are also blocked in Turffontein in southern Johannesburg

In Olievenhoutbosch, the R55 is affected, slowing traffic in Midrand.

Protests have also been reported in Tshwane. Affected areas include Mamelodi, Atteridgeville, and Soshanguve.

Here are some of the images as people are burning tyres. #Ruimsigprotests pic.twitter.com/5yBoCGW4hA

— Simphiwe Mandlesilo (@Simcardzz) August 7, 2017

READ: Hopes agreement with Klipspruit West residents will end protests

JMPD spokesperson Edna Mamonyane confirmed the protests are linked to the motion of no confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly later in the day.

#ATT #CAUTION #PROTESTS in Soweto and Turffontein, Soweto Highway, Immink Drive, Chris Hani Rd as well as Booysens and Harronmear Rd. pic.twitter.com/z2Huc5KRQM

— Cliff PigSpotter ™ (@PigSpotter) August 8, 2017

#ATT #CAUTION #Protests barricaded with burning objects: Booysens & Heronmere, Twist & Wanders, Biccard & De Korte and Nelson Mandela Bridge

— Cliff PigSpotter ™ (@PigSpotter) August 8, 2017

@TrafficSA residents are blocking the old potch rd. Traffic building up. @DJFreshSA pic.twitter.com/J8QTGjpG73

— Cooper M Masiye (@Jus_CooperM) August 8, 2017

Pretoria – #ProtestAction GaRankuwa (Update) https://t.co/kQqoZEcyIh

— Rob Beezy (@TrafficSA) August 8, 2017

my advice stay home today @TrafficSA pic.twitter.com/9m8VRKvG7R

— maximus (@Dosto_Karabo) August 8, 2017

Here are some of the images as people are burning tyres. #Ruimsigprotests pic.twitter.com/5yBoCGW4hA

— Simphiwe Mandlesilo (@Simcardzz) August 7, 2017

@TrafficSA blockade at Impala road, Protea Glen pic.twitter.com/DA7LMKdhQv

— @penelope_m (@Penelop61474529) August 8, 2017

#ProtestAction on Goldern highway from the vaal/Finetow, members of the @EFFSouthAfrica blocked the roads with burning tyresCc @TrafficSApic.twitter.com/VSfdU4Oq43

— Xolly moloi (@Irockdegul) August 8, 2017

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