Violence breaks out in Swellendam

2012-11-16 09:04
Firefighters at the scene of a liquor shop which was torched during a protest in Swellendam. (Leigh-Ann Jansen, eNCA, via Twitter)

Firefighters at the scene of a liquor shop which was torched during a protest in Swellendam. (Leigh-Ann Jansen, eNCA, via Twitter)

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Cape Town - Shops have reportedly been looted and torched in Swellendam, after a service delivery protest turned violent.

eNCA reported on Friday morning that there is a heavy police presence in the Western Cape town after a liquor store was burned and a butchery was looted following a protest overnight.

There were reportedly rubber bullet casings on the N2, which was closed during the protest, but has since reopened.

The protest apparently continued until about 01:00, but the situation is now calm.

EWN reported that the protest flared up on Wednesday, but the Western Cape provincial government denied that it was related to the farmworker strike and protests in the province.

Die Burger reported on Friday that the protest was related to political turmoil in the municipality.


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