Protest action blocks N3 at Howick
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Protest action blocks N3 at Howick

The N3 near Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands has been affected by violent protests in the area.

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Anelisa Kubheka

11/01/19 7AM UPDATE here: N3 reopened near Howick after protests

The N3 Toll Concession, the body that manages the route between Cedara and Heidelberg in Gauteng, says the northbound carriageway – that is heading from Pietermaritzburg towards Johannesburg – has been blocked.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.

It is unclear at this stage what caused the unrest.

Meanwhile, this KZN paramedic got caught up in the protest action and speaks to Newswatch's Bernadette Wicks about the scary ordeal.

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