Violent protests rock Cape Town road

2017-04-07 14:25
Traffic officer vehicle. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Traffic officer vehicle. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - Motorists have been advised to stay clear of the area around the intersection of Robert Sobukwe Drive and Valhalla Drive due to burning tyres and stone throwing by protesters, City of Cape Town traffic spokesperson Maxine Bezuidenhout said on Friday.

Police have been called to the scene after a truck was damaged and then abandoned.

According to the city, groups of protesters were periodically blocking the N2, incoming, near Fabriek Street, in Somerset West.

It was not immediately clear if the protests were linked to nationwide anti-President Jacob Zuma marches.

The mass action has seen thousands gathered in protest at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Johannesburg, around Parliament in Cape Town and at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Earlier on Friday, hundreds of people gathered along streets around the country, blocking traffic at some points.

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