Further protests over toilets

2010-06-01 14:16
Protesters burn tyres on Baden Powell Drive in Cape Town. (William McIntosh, Kaapse Son)

Protesters burn tyres on Baden Powell Drive in Cape Town. (William McIntosh, Kaapse Son)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • The ANC Youth League
    The Youth league's foundation in 1944 marked the rise of new generation of leadership of South... Now R90.00
    buy now
Cape Town - Eleven people were arrested in Khayelitsha on Tuesday morning as protests over toilets continued, Western Cape police said.

Captain Anneke van der Vyver said they would appear in court on Wednesday on charges of public violence.

Shortly after noon the situation in the area was "tense but calm" in the face of a strong police presence.

"I think the police have got everything under control," she said.

Roads barricaded


Earlier, residents continued burning tyres in protest against the municipality's removal of 65 toilets in the Makhaza settlement.

Tyres were burnt on a footbridge on the R300 and the N2 was blocked for a period with concrete slabs and burning tyres. It has since been reopened.

This was followed by the erection of burning barricades on Baden Powell Drive, which were extinguished by the fire brigade.

Van der Vyver said that as police dispersed the crowd there, there was stone throwing, which resulted in the arrest of eight people.

Later there was a similar incident on Walter Sisulu Drive, where police arrested three more.

They were all being held at Harare police station.

"A high number of police have been deployed to monitor the situation and protect motorists using the roads," Van der Vyver said.

Toilets removed


Residents are protesting against the City of Cape Town's decision to remove the unenclosed toilets, after ANC Youth League members last week destroyed enclosures erected by the city.

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato said on Monday the toilets would be replaced once residents had built enclosures themselves.

"Given that the city has been prevented from building the remaining enclosures, we have resolved to temporarily remove the toilets until appropriate enclosures have been built.

"We are willing to go back and reinstall the toilets as soon as the community reaches an agreement with the Youth League," he said.

- Are you affected? Send us your news and photos
- SAPA
Read more on:    ancyl  |  dan plato  |  cape town  |  protests  |  open toilets
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/Music
 

17 photo illusions that look so real

What if they aren’t illusions? What if that dog really has a human foot – then what?

 
 

For chic geeks...

It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
Check out the speed of this robo-cheetah!
New GIF keyboard on iOS for added fun!
Puppy goes crazy over iPad game

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to fight against the current today but this will just use up a lot of energy and not get you very far. You...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.