Baden Powell Drive reopened after protest action

Nathan Adams | 1 October 2010 | EyewitnessNews

The Western Cape Traffic Department on Friday morning said Baden Powell Drive has been reopened after the protest action in Khayelitsha.

Civic group Abahlali baseMjondolo confirmed it was behind the blockade, which saw a group of people burning tyres and rubbish between Lansdowne and Mew Way.

Motorists were advised to avoid Baden Powell Drive until the road was cleared.

Abahlali baseMjondolo said the protest was part of a month long campaign against a lack of services.

Spokesperson Mzonke Poni said they initially planned protest action for the last week of October but that communities said they could no longer wait.

(Edited by Lisa Bartlett)

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