On Thursday morning, residents in Klipspruit‚ Johannesburg‚ hijacked a Putco bus and set it alight.

The bus was set alight during a protest.

The locals were protesting against the department of education for its failure to hire a principal at Klipspruit West High School‚ where they forcefully removed a black principal.

A police woman was captured taking photos of the burning bus.

Many blamed the police for not making attempts to control the protesters rather than take pictures.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Kay Makhubele said that police were monitoring the situation.

“The residents hijacked a Putco bus from the driver and they set it alight.”

Makhubele said that residents had blocked the K43 highway.

“We will be investigating to see if we can open cases of public violence and malicious damage to property‚” Makhubele said.

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi dissolved Klipspruit West High’s school governing body after parents disrupted learning at the school‚ calling for a black principal to be removed and replaced by a coloured one.