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Gauteng traffic latest: Heavy delays expected on these routes

Gauteng’s midday traffic rush should expect delays in these routes, on Tuesday.

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The increase in police visibility has, in some parts, relieved Gauteng traffic, on Tuesday. However, the ongoing violence against foreign-owned shops has spread to other parts of the province, bringing along with it, heavy traffic delays on the road.

Gauteng looting: What’s the latest?

Police, on Tuesday, have focused much of their resources on the looting activity that broke out in the Alexandra township, in the morning.

According to the provincial top cop, Lieutenant General, Elias Mawela, police have been forced to use rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse crowds in the township and protect what is left of the damaged and looted foreign-owned shops.

“Police have managed to arrest seven suspects thus far and our intelligence committee is on the ground searching for the ringleader, who has already been identified as the person who was on the forefront in mobilising people to come and loot in this place,” he stated.

Moreover, things were calm at the start of Tuesday, in the Johannesburg central business district. However, images soon surfaced of looting activity that took place in Fordsburg, a residential suburb located in Region 8.

Police have since combed the area looking for suspects involved in destroying foreign-owned shops. At the time of publishing this article, no arrests linked to the above were confirmed.

Gauteng traffic: Routes experiencing heavy delays on Tuesday, 3 September

As the police are slowly beginning to institute effective measures of control, in a bid to restore law and order in the province, this is the latest we have on Gauteng traffic on Tuesday.

According to the latest information tweeted by @TrafficSA, these are the routes experiencing heavy delays in traffic.

  • Last updated at around 08:00 – Waterfall Drive (South) in Midrand, Johannesburg, A vehicle breakdown has caused heavy delays on the route headed towards the R55.
  • Last updated at around 09:00 – M1 (North), a heavy traffic queue caused by a car crash before you get to Corlett Drive.
  • Last updated at around 10:00 – Modderfontein Road in Johannesburg, delays are expected near Gautrain bridge on both ends.
  • Last updated at around 10:00 – M1 (Sandton area) near Grayston Drive, faulty traffic lights have caused heavy traffic delays.
  • Last updated at around 10:00 – William Nicol Drive, in Johannesburg, delays expected on both sides of traffic, near Bryanston High School.
  • Last updated at around 11:00 – N17 route, in Johannesburg, expect delays near Sunward Park due to car crash.