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06 Aug 2019 | 09:48 AM UTC

South Africa: Protesters block roads in Limpopo August 6

South Africa News Alert

R81 and R578 blocked due to ongoing protests in Limpopo August 6

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Hlaniki, Nwamankena, Limpopo province


Ongoing protests have caused road closures on the R81 road between Giyani and Mooketsi, and on the R578 at Hlaniki by local communities on Monday, August 6. Media reports indicate that protesters are demanding improved infrastructure. Roads have been closed since 05:00 (local time) and no information was immediately available regarding when the protests are expected to end.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of the protests.  


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate localized transportation disruptions near all protests, and seek alternate routes.


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