Zille given 7 days to respond to protesters

2013-10-30 20:23
Cape Town police officers at the protest. (Nielen de Klerk, News24)

Cape Town police officers at the protest. (Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg – Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was given seven day to respond to protesters, who demanded to meet with her at the Western Cape Legislature on Wednesday, eNCA reported.

About 3 500 people gathered outside the legislature wanting to hand a memorandum to Zille, demanding housing and more land for squatters.

According to eNCA a statement released by the DA said that the protest was purely political grandstanding.

The DA was reportedly shocked by the looting of informal traders in CBD, adding that the ANC was on a campaign to make the Western Cape ungovernable.

Eyewitness News reported that the ANC were blaming Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for the chaos on Wednesday.

ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman told EWN that members of the EFF had tried to sabotage the protest by causing the chaos.

Fransman said the ANC had condemned the violence by certain protesters.

 

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