Motorists warned to be vigilant on Cape Town's N2

A section of the freeway has been dubbed "The Hell Run” following a spate of incidents, including the murder of a Hawks official last year.

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CAPE TOWN - Motorists who use the N2 between Somerset West and Cape Town have been warned to be vigilant as there appears to have been a spike in incidents where bricks and stones have placed on the highway.

A section of the freeway has been dubbed "The Hell Run” following a spate of incident including the murder of a hawk official last year.

The Safe Freeway Safety Project says several motorists making use of the N2 have been forced to stop and pull over near Somerset West to change damaged tires.

Motorists have reported bricks and stones were placed on the road surface over the past two days.

Yesterday some cars came to a halt near the Macassar turn off the very same spot where Hawks warrant officer Petrus Holz was murdered last year when he stopped to change two flat tyres.

The freeway safety project's Neil Slater said: “For the last two days we have had an increase of our members notify us that they have seen objects on the road.”

Adrian Hendricks, 21, from Macassar was found guilty of murdering Holz.

He was sentenced to life behind bars in the Western Cape High Court two months ago.

(Edited by Neo Koza)