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Cape Town - A service delivery protest resulted in the N7 being closed at Piketberg on Wednesday afternoon, Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa said.

“There were about 60 protesters burning tyres on the road and we had to close the N7 on both sides of the circle, redirecting traffic through Piketberg,” he said.

“The protest is apparently all about housing problems.”

Africa said the tyres had since been cleared and SA National Roads Agency Ltd staff were cleaning the road surface.

The road, which had been closed since around noon, was expected to reopen later on Wednesday.

Lt-Col Andre Traut said no arrests had been made.

“Our operational members are deployed in the area,” he said. - Sapa