Protesters block N2 in Cape Town

2012-10-23 13:10

Johannesburg - Service delivery protesters blocked the N2 highway and roads in Nyanga and Gugulethu with rubbish bins and tyres overnight, Cape Town police said on Tuesday.

"The situation started around 22:00 [on Monday] and concluded at 02:00 this morning [Tuesday]," said Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut.

"It is suspected that the matter is related to a service delivery situation."

No arrests had been made.

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  • Andrea - 2012-10-23 13:27

    I don't even know what to say anymore. These protests against poor service delivery have been going on for years now.

      alan.jerrold - 2012-10-23 14:22

      The police need to get out there with powerful water cannons and blast them. If they still resist, add purple dye. Then go in and arrest the purple people. Simple. Enough is enough, I'm sick of hooligans - who contribute nothing to the running of SA - trashing the joint. Force is the only language they will ever understand.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-10-23 15:26

      Andrea, the best way they can protest is to vote this bunch of ANC criminals out of power, give the DA an opportunity to prove they can provide a better service delivery, I agree with walter, build a great wall of Cape, then we can live in peace and harmony without these thugs, chuck them over the wall where they can join the rest of the thugs, they can have all the mines and industry up there, we'll be happy in the Cape.

      walter.laurie - 2012-10-23 15:50

      Well said.. Thanks bob.mcmillen.564 And now we are hearing what we've known all along: Land grabs are kicking off.. If you want to see how these policies have turned once-productive farms into economic nightmares simply visit Limpopo.. If this government wants to foot the bill for 50% of the value of the farms, then it means IT IS DOING SO WITH OUR TAX REVENUE! We should not have to pay for this government to steer our agricultural sector into the abyss. Land grabs are impossible in the Western Cape & always will be. Declare the Western Cape an Independent Cape Republic of Good Hope and deport those who wish to remain a part of SA!

  • bulelani.mahlumba - 2012-10-23 13:37

    If they don't care about us, they gonna loose those investors they prays more than us citizens of this country!

  • Matthew - 2012-10-23 13:37

    No arrest have been made. Well done SAPS,on the ball as always.

  • Willie - 2012-10-23 13:38

    This type of tendency is outdated and barbaric it belongs to jurasic era. Change the stupid method start to think and move away from vandaliing what you have.Aaaagggg this is monotonous and boring.START TO THINK.

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-10-23 13:46

    The protestors burning tyres is really getting to me I say Pikitup should collect all these tyres lying around townships and have them recycled cause seriously its irritating!!! Clean the environment recycle!! Maybe this is a job opportunity for someone out there

  • Tonia Rayner - 2012-10-23 13:52

    its like they were all drinking and decided - hey lets strike for 4 hours while everyone is sleeping.. sorry people had no impact and they not even sure why you were protesting in the first place...

  • Adil Smit - 2012-10-23 13:56

    And how is throwing rubbish and bins on the N2 going to make anybody's life better? Ambulances also travel on the N2 at night - these individuals obviously don't have respect for themselves or other people. Road users need to be protected from this.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-10-23 15:27

      Which half wit gave you a thumb down adil.

  • No.You're a handbag - 2012-10-23 16:16

    I would like to invite every rate payer among them, and everyone with a municipal service account in good standing to go to the City Ombudsman. There is recourse for poor service delivery for those who pay for their services, and if they are paying, then they have every right to be upset. They also have a legal means of expressing that anger, and of righting that situation. That would be the civilised, sensible thing to do, wouldn't it? However, since the operative word here is paying, and in good standing, I am guessing it will be a short queue. You get what you pay for. It's the way of the world. Live with it.

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