The N2 inbound has been closed at Macassar Road as a result of protest action around Khayelitsha on Thursday, November 12. The N2 Outbound has also been closed at Borcherds Quarry.
“The R300 link onto the N2 outbound towards Somerset West is closed in both directions. Baden Powell Drive is closed between Japhta K Masemola and the N2,” confirmed Kevin Jacobs, City of Cape Town Traffic Service spokesperson.
Stonings have also been reported on Mew Way, and an unknown number of Golden Arrow buses have also been set alight. A truck has also been set alight on Baden Powell drive near the N2, and protesting is affecting parts of the R300 near the N2, reposts SABC News. It is unsure what the reason behind the protest is.
Two busses set on fire in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, Cape Town. pic.twitter.com/ZM9emhmlNQ
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) November 12, 2020
Khayelitsha New way Protest pic.twitter.com/PltM9t5fV5
— Ta Ace (@VISTO4LIFE) November 12, 2020
Khayelitsha is a mess today @TrafficSA What’s going on, at N2 there’s not a single car on th road, 3 Buses have been set alight in Makhaza. Some people have been forced out of taxis, Matriculants who are writing exams are still stuck on bus stops@MorningLiveSABC pic.twitter.com/h1jEq4gdld
— River of Stars 🌊🌠✨🔭 (@_Babazile) November 12, 2020
Guys please look after yourselves in Khayelitsha, infect the whole of Khayelitsha is on strike. All the exiting to N2, R300, N2 Mew Way, Baden Powell
Are closed pic.twitter.com/fgP6Zseyiv
— Thobela (@thobelawem) November 12, 2020
Khayelitsha is bleeding… 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ctYnulhHaa
— 🇿🇦MÀÝÀŃĞÀ🇿🇦 (@Mdange_KaTshiw) November 12, 2020