The loud destructive protest is characterised by stampede and heavy burning and is rapidly escalating to other parts of the city. Some vehicular movement have been stampeded with the disruption and disturbance.

The police said that demonstrators have taken to the streets at the Makause informal settlement in Ekurhuleni this morning‚ blocking several roads‚ including Pretoria Road and Shamrock Road.

An estimate of 200 people are engaging in the demonstration by barricading the roads with rocks‚ burned rubber tyres‚” said Andre de Jager‚ Ekurhuleni police spokesperson.

In Tsakane on the East Rand‚ main roads including Xhosa‚ Madiba‚ Ruth First and Tsakane Road have been affected.

It is still difficult to establish at the moment what the protests are about.

Also, the Princess informal settlement in Roodepoort‚ residents have once again taken to the streets‚ following violent protests over housing last week.

Two trucks and a business establishment were set alight. Albertina Sisulu Road remains closed off to traffic this morning.