Rustenburg -The N12 freeway between Potchefstroom and Klerskdorp has been re-opened for traffic on Wednesday evening following service delivery protests in the area, North West police said.
"The N12 has just been opened for traffic. Police are on the scene and monitoring the situation. Motorists are cautioned to be careful as it is dark," Colonel Adele Myburgh said.
The freeway was closed after about 3 000 people protested on Tuesday and Wednesday over housing problems in Ikgageng.
On Tuesday afternoon the protesters allegedly hijacked an excavator and dug up a road leading to Sarafina, Ikageng, from the N12 freeway.
"A case of malicious damage to property is being investigated after a road was dug up late yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon," Myburgh said.