Winterveld protesters take to the streets over power cuts

Ahmed Areff, News24

Pretoria - Residents of Winterveld, north of Pretoria, are barricading roads and burning tyres in protest against electricity problems in the area.

Resident Kedibone Seloane told News 24 that people were "causing chaos".

"It's getting dark and it's getting very dangerous. There are lots and lots of people."

Seloane said power went out in the area late on Friday night.

"It came back late yesterday, but went off again this morning. That is why the people are protesting."

Police spokesperson Sarah Lesebane confirmed there was a protest, however she said "things are not out of control".

"Police are monitoring the situation."