Protesters set bus on fire, block Cape Town highways and roads

0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Protests flared up again on Wednesday morning when more vehicles were stoned, tyres were set alight, and a bus was torched. (@TrafficSA, Twitter)
Protests flared up again on Wednesday morning when more vehicles were stoned, tyres were set alight, and a bus was torched. (@TrafficSA, Twitter)

A bus was set alight near Mfuleni in Cape Town and roads were closed during a second day of protests in the city.

On Tuesday, Public Order Police were deployed to various parts of the city when protesters used burning tyres to block main thoroughfares – including the N2 highway and R300 – and stoned vehicles. It is understood that they protested to demand services, such as the provision of electricity, from the municipality.

The protests flared up again on Wednesday morning when more vehicles were stoned, tyres were set alight, and a bus was torched.

Police spokesperson Colonel Andrè Traut said officers were deployed to Malibu Village.

Traut added:

The situation is being monitored and arrests are yet to be [effected]. The circumstances surrounding the public violence case (bus torching) are being investigated by police.

City of Cape Town traffic chief Richard Coleman said sections of Old Faure Road were closed earlier in the morning.


We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
As a child or as an adult, have you ever been a victim of bullying?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, at school
55% - 1870 votes
Yes, at work
17% - 576 votes
No, I've never experienced this
28% - 954 votes
Vote
USD/ZAR
14.23
(-0.7)
GBP/ZAR
19.86
(+0.2)
EUR/ZAR
17.12
(-0.2)
AUD/ZAR
11.06
(-0.2)
JPY/ZAR
0.13
(-0.2)
Gold
1,770.56
(-0.3)
Silver
25.80
(-0.7)
Platinum
1,210.50
(+0.6)
Brent Crude
66.77
(-0.3)
Palladium
2,823.00
(+1.5)
All Share
68,210
(-0.7)
Top 40
62,461
(-0.7)
Financial 15
12,396
(-0.4)
Industrial 25
88,551
(-0.9)
Resource 10
69,977
(-0.5)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo