Traffic dept in Grabouw set alight by protesters

2016-05-10 10:54

Cape Town – A traffic department building in Grabouw has gone up in flames as people in the Western Cape town protest over housing.

Flames and black smoke could be seen rising from the building and people stood around.

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The protests had begun on Monday night after residents said they had been hearing that evictions would take place.

A reporter on scene, eNCA’s Athi Mtongana tweeted that Ses’khone People’s Rights Movement activist, Andile Lili, was at the scene addressing residents.

Motorists were also warned that the N2 highway next to the town has been closed, with traffic diverted at Sir Lowry's Pass.

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