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Calm returns to N2 in CT after protest

Earlier today, traffic on came to a standstill when protesters blocked the road with rubble & debris.

Traffic was brought to a standstill after two buses were torched following a protest action on the N2 highway on 29 June 2016. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - It appears that all is calm on the N2 highway.

Earlier today, traffic on the highway came to a standstill when protesters blocked the road with rubble and debris.

The City of Cape Town spokesperson, JP Smith, says they need better assistance from South African Police Service (Saps).

"There's been no further flare-up of violence. We are hoping that Saps is going to add more significant numbers in terms of petrol activities."



Smith adds, "Last night when I was on my way back from my last meeting in Khayelitsha, there were numerous metro police vehicles in attendance along the road, but unfortunately only metro police vehicles, which is problematic."

Two days ago demonstrators caused havoc on the highway when they set two buses alight and mugged some motorists.



It's believed both incidents are politically motivated.