CT authorities to act against truckers blocking city roads

Officials are urging motorists to be careful on some sections of the highways on the N1, N2, N7 and the M5.

Authorities say they'll take action against truck drivers who attempted to block some roads leading into Cape Town during anti-Zuma protests on 7 April 2017. Picture: @EWNTraffic/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape provincial traffic officials say action will be taken against truck drivers who are attempting to block some roads leading into the city.

Several protests are taking place across the country against President Jacob Zuma following his Cabinet reshuffle.

Officials are urging motorists to be careful on some sections of highways on the N1, N2, N7 and the M5.

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa says it's illegal to barricade any road.

“Currently the City of Cape Town is busy getting them away from the road. You can’t block a freeway or any road. You are not allowed to block any road as it’s against the law.”

Africa says several highways are being affected.

“We have a situation on the airport approach where two trucks have blocked the highway. Some trucks are also blocking roads on the N7. Past the N7 in Cape Town, on the N1, there are three trucks driving at a slow speed.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)