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Housing protest in Cape Town

2012-07-26 14:42

Cape Town - About 200 people took part in a housing delivery protest in Grassy Park, Cape Town, on Thursday morning, police said.

Warrant Officer November Filander said residents gathered on the corner of 5th Avenue and Old Strandfontein Road around 05:30 because they were unhappy about the non-delivery of housing.

They damaged five traffic lights, burned tyres and blockaded the roads.

"Police had to use smoke and stun grenades to disperse the crowd. They arrested about 21 people for public violence," he said.

The roads were re-opened by 09:00.
Small groups of people were still on the scene by lunch-time.

Comments
  • bongani.nsele.58 - 2012-07-27 11:09

    the DA can make jobs just like click a fingure....they should do it in the western cape hey...teach this ANC and the crumbling euro world how it is done

      jacob.siyanda - 2012-07-27 11:38

      @ Bongani, The emperor in cape town has no clothes.

  • khaya.blaai.1 - 2012-07-27 11:28

    It is absolutely rediculous to blame Western Cape people who do not have house for voting the ANC. Once you are in government, you represent the entire population within the area of your jurisdiction, irrespectiuve of the voting patterns. It is, in fact, irresponsible for any government to only care for those they believe to have voted for them. The poor people in the Western Cape remain marginalized. The DA should be ashamed of ityself.

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