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Charmaine Mazibuko
1 minute read
1 Aug 2019
11:10 am

Protesters block off main road to Newcastle

Charmaine Mazibuko

Protest action in Newcastle has caused major congestion, resulting on those who rely on taxi services being late to work.

The road is closed to traffic due to ongoing protests.

Protesters have blocked off the road between KwaMathukuza and the entrance to Madadeni, Section 2 since early on Thursday morning, reports Newcastle Advertiser.

Motorists coming from the oSizweni direction are being diverted through Madadeni, as the ‘old Madadeni road’ is no longer open to traffic. This has caused major congestion, and many who rely on taxi services have complained about being late to work.

The protest has caused heavy traffic congestion.

Police and traffic officials are currently on scene, attempting to reign the situation in.

At this stage, however, parts of Newcastle are at a complete standstill.

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