WATCH: 'Our land is being controlled by white foreigners' - Gugulethu backyarder

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Zukile Daniel, NEWS24
Zukile Daniel, NEWS24

Gugulethu 'backyarders' have distanced themselves from protest violence that erupted near the famous Mzoli's tavern on Sunday, but say they have been waiting for land for long enough, and call on City authorities to start delivering on their promise of housing. Watch. 

Four people have since been arrested for public violence after a land invasion attempt. Main roads leading through the area were strewn with bricks and traffic lights were vandalised as locals demanded land for adequate housing.

On Monday morning, the N2 was temporarily closed owing to the protest action.

On Sunday, a supermarket was looted and car was set alight.

Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said public order police members were monitoring a group of about 100 locals protesting along NY6.

"Meanwhile tyres are still burning on the road. The protest that left several businesses and vehicles torched started [on Sunday] in NY108," he said.

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