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26 Jun 2019 | 12:06 PM UTC

South Africa: Protest reported in Potchefstroom (North West) June 26

South Africa News Alert

Residents in the Potchefstroom protest on N12 road June 26; heightened security measures and transportation disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/27/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Potchefstroom


Residents in Potchefstroom (North West) launched a protest on Wednesday, June 26, to denounce housing issues in the area. Demonstrators are reportedly blocking all lanes of the N12 road between Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp, leading to significant traffic disruptions. Residual disruptions, including transportation disruptions and congestion on alternative routes, are likely in the coming hours. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Further protests are likely in the area over the coming days.  


Individuals in Potchefstroom are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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