Protestors are engaged in running battles with the police in the Krugersdorp CBD, west of Johannesburg.
A vehicle workshop has been set on fire. Earlier, three houses believed to be those of drug dealers were also torched.
The protesters include residents of Munsieville and Kagiso townships on the Westrand protesting against drug dens.
The residents were angered by last week’s kidnapping of a young woman, who was later found at a house in Mogale City.
Protestors continue to throw stones at police who then retaliate by firing rubber bullets.
The protestors are running amok including along the railway line forcing Metrorail to suspend some trains.
One building, a car workshop, has been set on fire in the CBD.
Earlier, three houses said to be owned by drug dealers were also set alight by the marauding crowds who’ve now moved from the townships into the city centre.
The situation is tense. And as evening sets in, it does not seem like the protesters would be relenting anytime soon.
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