Chaos in Cape Town as protesters run amok

2013-10-30 14:09
A looted stall in St George's Mall in Cape Town. (Nielen de Klerk, News24)

A looted stall in St George's Mall in Cape Town. (Nielen de Klerk, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


Looting at CT protest

2013-10-30 14:53

Protests against Cape Town's provincial government turned violent when protesters began looting and destroying property. Watch the looting here.WATCH

Cape Town - There was chaos in the Cape Town CBD on Wednesday as protesters against the provincial government ran amok and looted stores and stalls.

News24 reporter Nielen de Klerk said she was hiding in a food store as protesters looted stores and stalls in St George’s Mall.  A shop owner had also been hurt by the protesters, De Klerk said.

A loud bang was also heard which De Klerk said was a police water cannon. Cape Times reporter Caryn Dolley said the bangs might have been stun grenades. Police sirens could be heard in the city.

People in the CBD have been advised to not venture onto the streets.
The protesters appear to be protesting the provincial government.

- For the latest details, follow Nielen on Twitter

- Are you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts or send us your photos

Read more on:    cape town  |  protests

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.