JOHANNESBURG – Police have made several arrests in connection with the blockade of Van Reenen's Pass on the N3 toll route.
It's alleged armed men ambushed a number of truck drivers in the area on Friday morning and pulled them out of their vehicles demanding to see their personal documents.
The ensuing blockade caused a massive traffic backlog.
N3 Toll Concession operations manager Thania Dhoogra said: “Recovery operations are under way to clear the road as quickly and as safely as possible. Due to the heavy traffic, this operation will likely last long hours.”