Community members launch N2 safety initiative

Residents say they will use social media to get N2 users to communicate with each other.

FILE: Police and forensic experts at the scene where a police officer was stabbed to death in an attack on the N2 highway. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Members of the public have formed an action group to address safety concerns on the N2 highway following the murder of a police office r near Macassar.

Police have arrested two suspects who allegedly obstructed the highway and caused two flat tyres.

50 year old warrant officer Johannes Petrus Holz was then ambushed, robbed and stabbed to death.

Somerset West resident Stephen Leppan says they will use social media to get N2 users to communicate with each other.

"We've obviously got a lot of people in Somerset West that travel to Cape Town or the airport along the N2. There's been a lot of protest action and robberies with people putting objects along the road, which puncture tyres."