An arrest made in CPT as part of 'National Shutdown'

The City of Cape Town’s law enforcement officers arrested a reported EFF supporter, a day before the 'National Shutdown'.

The City’s Mayco member for safety and security, JP Smith said a small group of protesters gathered in Parklands, Tableview, just before midnight on Sunday.

‘’[They] tried to intimidate fuel stations in area. Private security along with SAPS responded. 1 EFF supporter arrested. Other 9 EFF supporters retreated into security complex and hid. Private security monitoring EFF residence,’’ said Smith.

COURTESY - Facebook: JP Smith

Meanwhile, SAPS forensics attended to gather evidence after petrol bombs were thrown at MyCiti busses. The mayco member said that the flames were extinguished, and that there were only smoke damage.

‘’Several attempts at burning rubbish across roadways in Khayelitsha, also Hundle and Symphony. Upon arrival, debris extinguished and removed, no sign of protesters,’’ said JP Smith, mayco member for safety and security.

Meanwhile on Monday, SAPS dispersed approximately 100 protesters, before 3a.m as they began gathering on Main Road, Woodstock, and tried moving towards Mowbray. Smith says SAPS fired gas cannister, and the protesters dispersed.

As of 9a.m, no major incidents were reported; All routes open.

COURTESY - Facebook: JP Smith


Done By: Mitchum George


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