Several attacks on motorists while travelling on the N2 highway near Somerset West lead to the road being closed on Sunday, and many are now concerned for their safety of using this route.

Two vehicles were stoned and another was hit with a petrol bomb, injuring two drivers who are receiving care in hospital and causing damage to the vehicles.

The incidents were reportedly linked to protest action which cause the N2 at Broadlands Avenue and Onverwacht Street, as well as Sir Lowry’s Pass to be closed to ensure the safety of motorists.

The road have since been reopened after careful monitoring by the police and the reason foe the protests has not been made clear.

The N2 near Somerset West has been earmarked as a hot spot for violence this past week.

In another incident on Saturday a truck assistant suffered serious burn wounds at the corner of Onverwacht Street and the N2, when while waiting for the robot the vehicle he was in was approached by three unidentified men who threw a petrol bomb at the truck before running away, the police said in a statement.

Detectives are currently investigating and a case of malicious damage to property has been opened.

A case of malicious damaged to property was opened and is being investigated by detectives.

A similar incident took place the week before where a truck driver broke his collarbone when the vehicle he was driving was petrol-bombed.

Two truck drivers were sitting inside a stationary vehicle when the bomb was thrown and the two men who attacked them fled the scene.

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