Road reopened after protest in Hawston
The R43 had to be closed following a demonstration in the area.
CAPE TOWN - The R43 has been reopened following an overnight protest in Hawston.
Hermanus CPF update 08/06/18 at 07h00 :— Overstrand Muni (@OverstrandMuni) June 8, 2018
the R43 at Hawston is open in both directions, although there is still debris on road so please drive with caution. Strong police presence.
N2 Botriver is open.
It's unclear what sparked the demonstration. Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa says officials are on scene.
Hermanus CPF update 07/06/2018 at 19h00 : tyres burning in R43 at Hawston again, the road is closed. Please divert via Hemel and Aarde. SAPS, Law Enforcement and traffic officials are responding.— Overstrand Muni (@OverstrandMuni) June 7, 2018
During a separate incident on Thursday, the N2 Highway was closed in the Botrivier area for a second day as a result of a protest.
On Wednesday, municipal property was also damaged during a demonstration in the area. The Theewaterskloof Municipality said it would call on Botrivier police to investigate the motive behind violent overnight protests.
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)