Community members began protesting over service delivery in the Randfontein informal settlement on Thursday.
Three police officers were injured during clashes with community members.
A large burnt truck lies stretched on the main road leading to the Zenzele informal settlement with smoke still coming out.
The police’s Kay Makhubele says it’s not clear who set the truck alight.
One community member says he has been living in the informal settlement for over a decade without electricity.
Residents have complained of the number of shack fires they attribute to using gas as opposed to electricity.