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02 Dec 2020 | 02:02 PM UTC

South Africa: Protest reported on highway near Ladysmith (KwaZulu-Natal province) December 1

South Africa News Alert

Protest reported on N3 highway near Ladysmith (KwaZulu-Natal province) on December 1; transport disruption likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/2/2020, 12:00 AM until 12/2/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Ladysmith

Event

Protesting truck drivers have reportedly blocked the N3 highway near the Tugela Toll Plaza between Pietermaritzburg and Harrismith, KwaZulu-Natal Province, Dec. 2. Media reports show traffic has backed up along the highway in the affected area.

Police have almost certainly deployed to monitor the protest and reopen the highway. Heightened security will remain in place for the duration of the unrest. Clashes are possible if protests continue or if protesters ignore police orders to disperse. Transport disruptions could persist in the coming hours and may stretch into the evening. 

Advice

Plan for travel delays on the N3 highway. Heed the directives of the authorities.

 

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