Another protest against the illegal occupation of vacant land has erupted in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg.

Residents say they are also opposed to land grabbers illegally occupying a piece of land in the area.

On Monday, a similar protest took place in Protea Glen in Soweto where the situation is reportedly calm this morning.

In both cases, residents believe the illegal invasions will devalue their properties.

Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubele says police will be out in full force in Vosloorus

“Yes indeed, I can confirm that this morning the community of Vosloorus barricaded the road, protesting about land invasion in the area. The people who are protesting are the owners of the houses in the area – who are saying they don’t want their houses to be surrounded by the shacks.”