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Protest breaks out in Khayelitsha

Officials are monitoring the situation in Khayelitsha after a protest closed a section of the Mew Way.

A pile of rubble burns on Lansdowne Road in Khayelitsha after service delivery protests the previous evening on 14 August 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Cape Town city law enforcement officials monitored the situation in Khayelitsha after a protest closed a section of Mew Way on Thursday afternoon.

The few rocks lying in the road and some patrolling metro police were the only signs of the protest. 

Locals and children were going about their business as usual. 

It was not clear what sparked the protest. 

It was also not the first time people from the area had taken to the streets. 

In July, community members demanded decent houses and other services. 

The Western Cape has been plagued by violent service delivery protests in recent months.

The ANC Youth League threatened to march every month until previously disadvantaged areas had decent services.

The league also threatened to make the city and the province ungovernable. 
 
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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