Service delivery protest in Cape Town

By Drum Digital
04 June 2012

About 1000 residents of Gugulethu, Cape Town, protested on Monday morning against poor service delivery, Western Cape police said.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said residents blocked three roads between Gugulethu and Nyanga from 4am with broken lamp poles, garbage and bricks.

He said they were unhappy with electricity problems and their local councillor, whose name was not immediately available.

A person was arrested for public violence.

Tear gas, rubber bullets and a water cannon were used to disperse the protesters.

Van Wyk said heavy mist was making it difficult to properly police the crowd.

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