Irate villagers blockade R61 between Libode and Ntlaza

Traffic was backed up for hours on the busy R61 between Libode and Ntlaza on Tuesday hundreds of angry villagers blockaded the route with huge trees, rocks and burning tyres. They are demanding the tarring of nearly 50km of a gravel access road between St Barnabas Hospital and Hluleka nature reserve.

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