27 February 2014
Dyomfana, Yuzriq Meyer and Oscar Thomas
The portable toilet issue has been at the
forefront of news in South Africa. Over three
million households and 8 million people have no access to sanitation. The human
waste issue is a taboo subject to the residents of Khayelitsha.
Today an illegal protest erupted chaos in
the streets of Woodstock Albert road up to the city of Cape Town. Thousands of
hostile protesters tried to force their way into the city, the protest was
caused by Mfuleni, Khayelitsha and Dunoon residents.
The reason behind the strike was fuelled by
the protesters anger towards Helen Zille for what they say stole their land and
not giving them decent flushable toilets.
The protesters weren’t allowed to protest
today and so the police warned them to go home while they were singing their
way to the Cape Town station police struggled
to contain the noise, so they started spraying the tear gas on the protesters.
25 police vans and 7 Casper vans Vacated the protesters and they sprayed them
with blue dyed water and shot them with gas and rubber bullets.
Several people have been arrested for
public violence and are expected to appear in court soon.
Labels: Illegal protests cause in chaos in CPT