N2 closed after Grabouw protest

2012-03-19 07:19
Cape Town - The N2 highway near Grabouw in the Western Cape was closed on Monday morning following community unrest in the area, police said.

A protesting crowd also set fire to two classrooms at Groenberg High School in the town, smashed windows and ransacked a storeroom, police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk said.

An SABC crew was pelted with stones while broadcasting from the scene for the morning radio news and there were reports of cars being stoned, police said.

Tense

"The situation is very tense," he said.

Van Wyk said police were trying to establish what had sparked the unrest, which apparently spilled onto the highway during the night, resulting in the road closure.

Police were still at the scene on Monday morning.

"The Slangpark informal settlement borders the N2 highway and people from this community and the nearby Chotzoben informal settlement, on the Old Cape Road, are protesting."

Van Wyk said police were trying to find the leaders behind the unrest to determine their grievances.

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