N2 reopens following outrage over ANC candidate list

Two buses were gutted burnt by protesters on Wednesday night. Photo: Twitter / @TrafficSA

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CAPE TOWN - The N2 has been reopened following a protest near Cape Town International Airport.

Authorities are keeping a close eye on the situation.

Two buses were gutted by protesters and two people have been arrested.

Traffic on the busy highway was brought to a complete standstill.

City officials claim residents were demonstrating because they're unhappy about the ANC's candidate list.

"We have confirmed that it's a disagreement between community members or ANC activists about the nomination of a Mr Ngcobo as the ward candidate, so there's some conflict 

around that," said the City's JP Smith.

"We have offered a reward for information as to the instigators because theres quite a bit of private property and government property that's been damaged."

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