Milnerton protesters block roads

2014-01-31 12:44
Smoke rises from burning tyres in Milnerton where residents are protesting. (Adele Groenendaal, Twitter)

Smoke rises from burning tyres in Milnerton where residents are protesting. (Adele Groenendaal, Twitter)

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Cape Town - Residents of Joe Slovo informal settlement in Milnerton blocked roads in a service delivery protest on Friday, Western Cape police said.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said people had burned tyres on Freedom Way from 07:00.

At least 100 people planned to march from Joe Slovo to the municipal office behind Racecourse road to hand over a memorandum.

Van Wyk said the City of Cape Town had granted them permission to march.

"Currently everything is under control," he said.

Roads were cleared and the public order police were on the scene with local police officers to monitor the situation.

No arrests had been made.

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