Police are struggling to control the widespread violence and the situation remains volatile.
Earlier, the protests spilled over into a neighbouring township where high school pupils have been recruited to join the demonstration.
The teenagers have been setting tyres alight and blocking intersections while dodging rubber bullets fired by police.
Earlier, there was a tense standoff between police and protestors when more than a hundred people first tried to cross over into the neighbouring Simunye township to recruit the pupils.
The group and police faced off in an open field between the two townships.
Police fired rubber bullets to disperse the large crowd but a small group managed to evade police and made it across.
It’s the second day of violent demonstrations in the area.
On Wednesday night, a 20-year-old man was killed during the violence.
Themba Khumalo was shot multiple times in the Spook Town area of the township.
Paseka Phakathi, a witness to the shooting, said he and Khumalo were together at home when four men called Khumalo outside.
He says he then heard gunshots being fired and Khumalo ran back into the shack bleeding.
Phakathi says they had earlier been involved in clashes with supporters of a local ward councillor from a neighbouring township and he suspects the killing may be linked to this.
But police have not confirmed that the killing is related to the protests.
Maria Ncosana breaks down in tears after the death of her 20-year-old cousin Themba Khumalo who was shot dead by four unknown gunmen. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN
(Edited by Craig Wynn)