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11 Sep 2019 | 08:34 AM UTC

South Africa: Ongoing protest near Cape Town September 11

South Africa News Alert

Ongoing protest reported near Cape Town September 11; traffic at standstill

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Cape Town


Traffic is at standstill on the N2 highway between Somerset West and Sir Lowry's Pass as of the morning (local time) on Wednesday, September 11, due to an ongoing protest. Reports indicate that protesters are burning tires on roads and have thrown stones at vehicles, which prompted police forces to close a portion of the road. The cause of the protest remains unclear. Additional security forces have been deployed in the area. Significant traffic disruptions are likely in the coming hours. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.


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


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