A section of the N2 near Khayelitsha was closed early Tuesday morning [November 18] due to protest action.

A second group of protesters from Khayelitsha marched to the Cape Town CBD to demand basic services from City officials.

According to EWN, the protestors have been illegally occupying land in Khayelitsha and are appealing to authorities to provide basic services.

Radio 786 reports that the protestors are from the Intlungu yaseMatyotyobeni Movement, a group who occupied land in Khayelitsha during hard lockdown. They were reportedly meant to meet with Mayor Dan Plato this week to discuss their demands.

Community leader Mzukisi Molosi told EWN that they will not back down until they receive access to basic rights.

“We will not stop until we get what is right for us, which is water and toilets, which is our right,” he said.

The protestors gathered outside the City of Cape Town Civic Centre and blocked the entrances. Police used stun grenades to disperse the crowd.

The N2 inbound was closed at Spine Road but has since reopened. The R300 link onto the the N2 outbound towards Somerset West is still closed in both directions, according to Cape Town traffic spokesperson Kevin Jacobs.

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