Roodepoort residents up in arms over illegal mining

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The situation is tense in Durban Deep in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg.

Residents have taken to the streets to protest against illegal mining in the area.

They are accusing illegal miners of being behind the high incidents of crime in the area.

They have called for the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to come and protect them.

Two people have been shot after police fired rubber bullets at the protesters who had barricaded Main Reef Road.