N2 highway
Police on the scene of a land invasion in Somerset West. Picture: EWN

The N2 highway in Somerset West has been closed in both directions as a result of a land invasion.

City of Cape Town traffic service’s Richard Coleman said law enforcement authorities were on the scene.

“Due to the land invasion operation in Somerset West the N2 is closed in both directions between Somerset Main road and Broadlands Road,” he said.

Last year saw a spike in the number of recorded land invasions in the Western Cape.

Meanwhile, all roads have been reopened in Blackheath and Parow following protests.

Protest erupted in Blackheath on Monday, causing major disruptions to schools, businesses and public transport.

It is believed the Blackheath protest was about housing.

Coleman said the cause of a protest in Parow Industria was unclear.

EWN