At least 10 men arrested in violent CT protests

2018-03-07 22:36


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Cape Town – At least 10 men aged between 22 and 49 have been arrested for public violence following a protest in Mfuleni, Cape Town, on Wednesday, Western Cape police said.

"Once they have been charged, they will appear at the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court soon," said police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana.

Some roads remained closed on Wednesday evening in the area due to the protest.

Rwexana said police were monitoring protests in Mfuleni and Gugulethu.

She said two South African Social Security Agency vehicles were torched while other cars were stoned on Tuesday "during sporadic incidents of violent protests in Gugulethu over land occupation".

"Cases of malicious damage to property were opened. No one has been arrested," she said.

A post office was also set on fire by unidentified people in Gugulethu on Tuesday night.

"An arson case was opened for investigation. No one has been arrested," she said.

Rwexana said a 32-year-old man was arrested in another incident related to Tuesday's protests.

"He is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court tomorrow (Thursday) facing a charge of malicious damage to property and public violence," Rwexana said.

Cape Town traffic services spokesperson Maxine Jordaan said cars were stoned and tyres were set alight on Symphony and Stock roads.

She said the R300 had been reopened in both directions by Wednesday afternoon.

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