Khayelitsha toilet protest continues

2010-06-03 10:40

The toilet protest in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats continued

overnight with a 1 000-strong crowd baying at police who fired rubber bullets to

control the situation.

Police spokesperson, Captain Anneke van der Vyver, said: “During

the night there were sporadic incidents with big underground concrete pipes and

containers rolled into Lansdowne road. Police moved in and dealt with the

situation.”

Some residents of Khayelitsha did not have enclosures around the

toilets the government supplied for them and they were outraged by the lack of

privacy.

Last week a group began tearing down the corrugated iron erected

around some of the toilets, demanding permanent enclosures.

In response, the local government removed the toilets, saying they

would return them once the residents had built the enclosures which they said

was part of an agreement for the supply of the toilets.

Nobody was arrested or injured during last night and this morning’s

clashes, she said.

 


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