If you managed to reach your workplace or school on time on Monday, April 8, 2024, consider yourself very lucky.

Amidst already cold weather conditions, traffic came to a standstill in various areas across Kaalfontein, Ebony Park, Ivory Park, and Rabie Ridge throughout the morning.

Faced with the chaotic situation, some commuters chose to abandon their plans of going to work or school altogether.

Taxi ranks throughout KAE experienced unprecedentedly long queues. The chaos was a result of a protest by residents occupying land near Rabie Ridge.

The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) and security forces continued to demolish structures in the area on Sunday afternoon.

By Monday morning, angered occupants had barricaded major roads with rocks, impeding motorists’ ability to leave the townships and proceed to their workplaces.

Protestors have vowed to sustain their protest action throughout the week until their demands are met.

“Today was just a warm up. We will strike until our voices are heard. We demand housing. We voted for this government!” said an angry protester who requested anonymity.

KAE News has established that the disputed land FARM ALLANDALE 10 REGISTRATION DIVISION IR PROVINCE OF GAUTENG is owned by the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

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