Western Cape MEC of Community Safety
Dan Plato said the safety of the N2 highway remains a major concern. This follows
the murder of a police officer this morning after the Baden Powell Drive off-ramp.
According to police the officer
was attacked by unknown suspects when he stopped to change a flat tyre.
He was stabbed and succumbed
to his injuries.
Ministerial Spokesperson Ewald
Botha said MEC Plato has called on all police authorities and Sanral to erect
and maintain sufficient access restriction fencing along the N2 to prevent
access to the road reserve and the highway.
Botha said the SAPS to arrest
any pedestrian on the N2 on sight and for them to be charged with contravening
the National Road Traffic Act.
“Also the SAPS, Provincial
Traffic and City Law Enforcement authorities need to uphold the standing orders
from last year which compels any official to assist any vehicle that is pulled
over on the N2” Botha added.
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