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Soweto roads barricaded ahead of Zuma no confidence vote

JOHANNESBURG, August 8 – Police were on Tuesday morning removing debris from roads in Soweto that had been barricaded over night in what were thought to be protest actions linked to the no confidence vote that President Jacob Zuma is facing later today.

Metro Police said roads had been barricaded with rocks and their members were removing the debris.

In Soweto and Turffontein some roads were blocked to motorists by an assortment of barricades. Huge tyres were set alight along Rifle Range Road near Southgate.

“The blockages are said to be linked to motion of no confidence protests, motorists should drive with extra caution as all officers on duty are been sent to the affected areas, the M1, N1, and N3 still clear,” said the Metro police in a statement.

Police said there were no protesters in sight when they arrived to remove the barricades.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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