The N2 in Somerset West, Cape Town has been blocked with burning tyres by a group of protesters on Wednesday morning.
Law enforcement officers are keeping a close eye on the scenes as they unfold but it is unclear at this stage what the protest is about.
Update: Road closure due to protest action. The N2 is closed in both directions between Sir Lowrys Pass Rd and Hazeldene, use alternative route.
— City of CT Alerts (@CityofCTAlerts) September 11, 2019
Traffic services’ Richard Coleman said: “We’ve got tyres being set alight and vehicles are being stoned on both sides of the road. We ask motorists to please avoid that area.”
@CapeTownFreeway Are there any road closures due to protests/stone-throwing around Somerset West area this morning? Is the N2 to Grabouw open?
— Monquer Jacobs (@MonquerJ) September 11, 2019
— Evelyn Tremble (@DrumChronicles) September 11, 2019
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.