Several motorists and commuters were intimidated during the protest, while freeways in the province were massively congested.
The provincial government says that the strike had a negative impact on the economy, since Gauteng is the economic hub of the country.
It says while that citizens have a constitutional right to protest, violent action and intimidation cannot be accepted.
Community Safety MEC Nkosi- says: “We are not going to engage with them on another march. They have shown us their true . They can’t be trusted, until they prove otherwise.”