Thirteen people have been arrested in Cape Town following run-ins with the police that…

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Thirteen people have been arrested in Cape Town following run-ins with the police that resulted in the disruption of traffic. Hundreds of people from a number of areas across the city embarked on shut down this morning to protest against rising poverty, crime and high unemployment levels. Residents from areas of Manenberg, Bonteheuwel, Hanover Park, Langa, Gugulethu, Kesington and Ottery are taking part in the protests. Police spokesperson, Novella Potelwa, says they were forced to fire stun grenades and rubber bullets to restore calm in the Bonteheuwel area. Eight of the arrests were made in Bonteheuwel and five in Kensington followings protests in Voortrekker Road. She says they will continue to monitor the situation.

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3 comments on “Thirteen people have been arrested in Cape Town following run-ins with the police that…

  1. Finally when the most troubled and adversely affected suburbs in Cape Town speak out, their voices fall on deaf ears.Modern day political exclusion and unfair job quotas for coloured peoples have and still are major contributing factors to poverty and the resultant crime which has been with these communities since Apartheid times.This total shutdown calls for a #nationalshutdown #freehenriette

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