South Africa update: The N2 between Strand & Somerset West has been closed to traffic!!

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The N2 between Strand and Somerset West has been closed to traffic in the vicinity of Hlati Road following a violent protests that erupted a short while ago. City of Cape Town Traffic Spokesperson, Richard Coleman, says angry residents living near the freeway have barricaded the N2 with burning rubble and are also hurling stones at vehicles since early this morning. He says traffic personnel and law enforcement officials are on the scene to maintain law and order: “We’ve got violent protests taking place on the N2 at Hlati Road, that’s in Somerset West where we’ve got tyres that’s been set alight, and vehicles are being stoned on both sides of the N2. We ask motorists to please avoid that area, closures there.”

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