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Khayelitsha protesters block N2 highway

Disgruntled Khayelitsha residents have been protesting in the area since early this morning.

FILE: Protesters burnt tyres on the N2 Highway. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A stretch of the N2 highway near the Mew Way offramp was closed to traffic due to protests, Western Cape traffic officials confirmed on Wednesday.

Disgruntled Khayelitsha residents have been protesting in the area since early this morning.

According to reports, demonstrators burnt tyres and dumped rubbish on the highway.

There have also been reports of stone throwing.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa urged motorists to be cautious.

"We've closed the N2 incoming from Somerset West to Cape Town. Motorists can take Hindle Road to get back to the R300 or even the Baden Powell Drive to bypass the problem area."

Cape Town has recorded several service delivery protests in recent months.

In October, angry residents blocked the N2 highway with rubbish bins and tyres.

No arrests were made.