A classroom was set alight and police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades as tension in Ennerdale, Johannesburg, escalated during protests about service delivery and poor condition of schools in the area.

Residents torched a mobile classroom, demanding that the Gauteng education department improves school infrastructure.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela said that protesting learners had been given ample warning to move away from the area before rubber bullets were used.

Five people were arrested for public violence.

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