The N2 between Strand and Somerset West is still closed to traffic following this morning's protest action near Lwandle.
Traffic officials and law enforcement personnel were deployed at daybreak when angry residents from communities next to the highway barricaded the N2
and began throwing stones.
It is suspected that the intention to remove illegal structures in the area is the reason for the mass action.
A representative of the community, Viziyalo Madolo, says they are occupying private, not city land: "We have a piece of private land in our location that is owned by Asla.
We can't see why Asla should own a piece of land in our location, while we are overpopulated.
We occupied this land since last week, now we hear the
city of Cape Town is going to demolish our houses." PHOTOS: Supplied