- Jun 20, 2012
https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/chaos-on-n2-as-land-grabbers-burn-shops-and-attack-vehicles-20190411The N2 highway between Somerset West and Cape Town is in chaos as alleged "land grabbers" have taken to the streets, burning tyres, setting vehicles alight and pelting cars with stones on Thursday morning.
The N2 outbound is reportedly closed to traffic at Somerset West Main and the N2 inbound is closed to traffic at Broadlands Road.
According to Heyns de Waal, chief operating officer at GBMED RESCUE, protests began at around 21:00 on Wednesday.
"There have been land grabs along the N2 on Sanral's property. These land grabbers have been erecting poles all week. The SAPS and metro police then moved in to remove them and everything then just erupted into chaos," De Waal told News24.
"At first they started burning tyres sporadically, but they came out in force at 21:00 and started targeting businesses along the N2 at Broadlands Road. We then deployed officers to the scene."