UPDATE: Eersterust roads still blocked

The protest broke out at 05:00. Photo: Supplied

Motorists were advised to avoid Eersterust as protestors were still blocking entrances to the area with burning tyres.

CPF chairperson Henry Godfrey said roads have still not been opened by 15:20 today.

ALSO READ: UPDATE: Bus services suspended following Eersterust protest

Streets that could be affected include Stormvoël Road and Hans Coverdale Road.

A woman was also reportedly shot in the face by a stray rubber bullet.

See video from resident here:

It was alleged that rubber bullets were fired by metro police, but they could not be reached for comment at the time of going to press.

ALSO READ: NEWSFLASH: Early morning protest breaks out in Eersterust

Eersterust residents took to the streets early on Wednesday morning to protest against a lack of service delivery in their area.

They started to block all entrances to Eersterust around 05:00.

ALSO READ: Eersterust men in court after arrests

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