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Gugulethu protest under control

Although police have managed to calm service delivery protests in Gugulethu, motorists are not impressed.

Gugulethu residents embarked on protest action on 10 August 2012. Picture: Nathan Adams/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police are monitoring the situation on the N2 at Borchards Quarry Road in Gugulethu following a service delivery protest there earlier this morning.

Parts of the N2 at the airport turn-off and out of Nyanga are still closed to traffic

This is the third service delivery protest in Cape Town in two weeks and comes just days after the ANCYL threatened to make the city and province ungovernable.

ANCYL leaders are adamant the recent spate of service delivery protests is not in response to their call.

Despite their denials, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said the ANC Youth League is responsible for the protests.

"The reports from the senior metro police leadership tell me that this is undoubtedly part of the ANCYL's un-governability campaign."

Meanwhile, the Airports Company (ACSA) is advising passengers to use alternative routes to get to Cape Town International.

Residents have blocked off sections of Borcherds Quarry and the Airport approach on the N2.

ACSA's Deborah Francis said: "The airport approach road is currently closed. We do advise that if any passenger or any airport user is delayed, they must contact us immediately."

The Kieno Kammies show fielded several calls from angry motorists, trapped in traffic this morning.

One woman was the epitome of frustration.

"If there's a traffic violation, I get fined, but they can stand on the road, burn tyres, never work a day in their lives, but they want homes and they want everything that I pay for!"

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