Protesters burn tyres near Cape Town airport

Ahmed Areff, News24

Johannesburg - About 60 people burnt tyres on roads near the Cape Town International Airport in a service delivery protest on Tuesday, police said.

"[We]... can confirm that about 60 protesters are burning tyres at the N2/Borchards Quarry [roads] due to a service delivery [protest]," Captain Frederick van Wyk said.

"SAPS members with other law enforcement agencies are on the scene monitoring the situation."

Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa said a section of the N2 highway had been closed as a result.

Motorists are urged to use alternative routes.

The protesters had also thrown rubbish on the freeway.

More information on the protest action was not immediately available.

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