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Protesters block N2 near Cape Town

2012-06-16 12:36

Cape Town - The N2 towards Cape Town has been reopened after protesters blockaded the highway earlier on Saturday, SABC radio reported.

The city repaired a hole that had been dug by protesters in the centre lane of the highway, Chief Inspector Merle Lourens told the broadcaster.

Earlier, Lourens told Sapa that around 100 protesters burnt tyres, threw stones and blockaded the N2.

The illegal protest began after 03:00, and the reason for it was unknown.

The SABC said it was a service delivery protest.

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Comments
  • Hermann - 2012-06-16 12:44

    Good heavens they forgot today is a day to attend ANC toi-toi meetings and celebrate. The ANC seems to be loosing its grip on the gimme masses.

  • Geronimo - 2012-06-16 12:49

    Arrest them all and commit them to hard labour. This new found loutish hobby of blocking public roads illegally, burning tyres, destroying roads and private property, throwing rocks and causing public disturbance must be swiftly stamped out by the authorities. This cannot be allowed to become commonplace behaviour. The real irony however is that these protesting imbeciles will blindly vote for the Cancer at the next general election... As such I have no sympathy for these sheeple.

  • indianajohn - 2012-06-16 12:51

    Time to adopt a zero-tolerance stance on people who destroy property. Those who do this should be moved to the bottom of the service delivery list to teach them how it works. Who paid for the road to be fixed? Us.

  • Phelamanga - 2012-06-16 12:57

    A mere 100 people - not really a protest! Looks as if there is a turd force involved trying to get the ungovernable to be ungovernable, and look how quickly the DA-governed city responded to fixing it. Maybe the SABC should pay for the damage done, but wait, they are bankrupt!

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