CAUTION: Travellers asked to be aware of debris on R67 between Bathurst and Port Alfred

MAY 27, 2017
CAUTION: Travellers asked to be aware of debris on R67 between Bathurst and Port Alfred

Travellers on the R67 between Bathurst and Port Alfred were on Friday afternoon forced to seek an alternative route after the road was closed due to a service delivery protest.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender; "Approximately 1 000 protestors, including women and children, were involved in the protest."

"For those travelling on the R67,there is lots of debris on the road that is not visible, we are trying to clean the road, but it won't be a successful story."

"Please be aware, travel very slowly as you come toward the 43 Air School, as well as the Matu turn-off - lots of debris accross the road in that area," Cpt. Goveneder announced.

Police managed to bring the situation under control and the R67 was opened to traffic. Authorities held negotiations with the residents at the Jonas Titi Hall in Port Alfred.