There is currently protest action close to the new prison. (Header photo posted by Linja van Wyk)
The loud bangs Kimberley residents heard around 5 am was apparently stun grenades used by authorities according to reports on Social Media and the DFA.
“Protesaksie by nuwe tronk ongeveer 80 mense, ccu op toneel” Linja van Wyk @ R31 to Barkly 06:00 am
“Tans op Barkly pad. “Wag om te hoor hoe lank pad gaan toe wees” Linja van Wyk @ R31 to Barkly 06:25 am
“Een baan reeds oopgemaak. Wag vir brandweer om ander te blus.” Linja van Wyk @ R31 to Barkly 06:28 am
“Slegs by langbome. Old Barkly road/Homevale is oop” Linja van Wyk @ R31 to Barkly 06:30am
07:00 Update: Reports on Social Media that the road is currently open again.