Protest Action Results In N2 Closures

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By Thina Bhengu

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in collaboration with City of Cape Town traffic and metro police services will continue to monitor a violent protest by residents of Lwandle, Strand who have blocked a major highway on Monday, Western Cape police said.

The N2 highway between Sir Lowry’s Pass and Hazeldene remained closed by 4pm. Residents blockaded the road with concrete slabs, burning tyres and other debris. Some were seen destroying traffic lights.

The demonstrators are reportedly unhappy with electrification and other service delivery issues in the area.

“A charge of public violence is being investigated and 19 people have been arrested,” police said in a statement.