Some images of the violent riots which took place yesterday where a rioter fell off the bridge & burnt to death
Violent riots on the R55 & N14 Krugersdorp Pretoria Highway around Olievenhoutbosch started at approximately 04h00AM & continued until after sunset.
Rioters blocked the national road with rocks & burning tyres, & then stood on the bridges dropping rocks, burning tyres & petrol bombs onto vehicles passing below.
While involved in throwing these deadly & destructive objects off the bridge, one of the rioters fell off the bridge into a pile of burning wood & tyres. He was burnt beyond recognition before the ambulance got to the scene & was declared P4.
Emergency vehicles & ambulances attempting to attend to the scene were also antagonised and obstructed by rioters.
It is estimated that more than 65% of the residents living in The Olievenhoutbosch informal settlement are foreign nationals – predominantly Zimbabweans, Mozambicans & Malawians.
Some people hold a belief that these road blocking operations are a practice run for when the main roads in & out of areas will he blocked before masses storm residential neighborhoods on a looting spree