Thursday, August 08, 2019

Gatvol Capetonians disrupt Cape traffic as they push for better housing

The Cape Town shutdown caused mayhem for many commuters as several roads were affected this morning. The people were protesting under the banner of Gatvol Capetonians. One of the most heavily affected areas were Ocean View, Delfts, The Stellenbosch arterial road, Kensington, Voortrekker road and Bo Kaap. The protest caused a lot of inconveniences for people traveling to the CBD. 

The people’s claims were that the Western Cape government don’t value their housing needs and that the protest is about their housing needs. The protest was meant to be a peaceful one as promised by the Gatvol Capetonian spoke person Mr. Fadiel Adams. However stunt grenades were used when the protesters were starting to get violent and burning tires. The promise of peaceful protesting was made to the Western Cape government.

The Western Cape Human Settlement MEC Tertius Simmers said “The shutdown must not infringe the rights of others

By: Chuma Matiwane

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