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Botrivier protesters block N2 demanding electricity and land for houses

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On Wednesday morning, traffic was jammed up on the N2 route in Western Cape as local residents have been holding a massive protest.

People have taken to the streets to raise some of the burning issues such as land and electricity problems as well as a deficit of Xhosa speakers in local schools and a lack of police stations in the city.

To represent their dissatisfaction the demonstrators have even burnt tyres on the road, not allowing any cars to pass by. The authorities advised motorists to use other roads and avoid the blocked site.

“The alternative route, currently, is from Caledon to Villiersdorp to Grabouw or via Kleinmond to Gordon’s Bay, vice versa. If coming from Cape Town towards Caledon, one would have to use Villiersdorp or the coastal route,” Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said.

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