Cape Town protesters cause 6 car pile-up

2016-07-01 09:03
N2 accident (JP Smith, Supplied to News24)

N2 accident (JP Smith, Supplied to News24)

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Cape Town - Protesters blockading the N2 near the Borcherds Quarry Road turn-off caused a six car pile-up on Friday morning.

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City of Cape Town spokesperson JP Smith expressed his ire, describing those protesting as being "opportunists" and adding that the accident as a result of the protests showed that this "nonsense has gone too far".

"It really annoys me because the people who have been placed in harm's way have nothing to do with the dispute," he said. 

"It is one thing to have a protest and then quite another to cause an accident, and then a completely separate thing to capitalise on the accident and use the time to drag more tyres into the road," he said.

Smith said that Metro Police officers had been deployed to monitor the situation overnight and that more policemen would be stationed at the flashpoint on Friday.

"The road now has been reopened and the damaged vehicles have been attended to," he said.

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