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Cape motorists urged to be vigilant following spike in crime on the N2

The road has been described as "Hell run N2"
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Recent attacks on motorists on the N2 have left Cape Town motorists who use the road regularly fearing for their lives.  According to Helderberg Crime Watch, the frequency of crime and theft has increased along the N2 and the group has described the road as “Hell run N2”.

Last weekend we had a murder on the N2, where a motorist was shot five times and stabbed with a knife. Not even 24 hours after that, chaos once again erupted with the stoning and petrol-bombing of vehicles”,  said George Kruger, a member of the group.

Kruger said It had become necessary to continually warn the community of Helderberg and road users to be vigilant.

Following attacks on motorists, Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz called a meeting on Thursday, which was attended by Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa, councillors from political parties, SAPS officials, Department of Community Safety officials, neighbourhood watch volunteers, members of community policing forums, staff of security firms, mediation co-ordinators, and members of homeowners’ associations.

“It was reported that vehicles were stoned, resulting in the injury of two drivers, who were taken to hospital. It was further reported that a petrol bomb was thrown at a car, causing injury. This resulted in the N2 being closed at Broadlands Avenue and Onverwacht Street and at Sir Lowry’s Pass,” said Fritz.

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