Man dies in violent Cape Town protest

2012-08-14 09:09
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Cape Town - A man has died and a truck has been torched in violent protests in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, it was reported on Tuesday.

The Cape Times reported that the man was found, still alive, near a truck on Monday.

"We don't know whether he was hit by the truck or if he was attacked. He died shortly afterwards," Warrant Officer November Filander told the newspaper.

About 350 residents of the BM Section took to the streets on Monday morning to protest over houses and sanitation, forcing the closure of a section of the N2 highway.

They threw stones at police officers and passing vehicles, including five Golden Arrow buses. A bus driver was injured.

According to the report, 10 people were arrested and were due to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Community leader Morris Sifo told the newspaper that residents had been living in dire conditions since 1987.

"It is not fair that we have to live in these conditions while other parts of the area receive continuous upgrades," he said.

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