Plato tries to address angry residents

Dan Plato addressed angry protesters at the Sir Lowry's Pass village informal settlement.

Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato attempted to address angry residents of the Sir Lowry's Pass village informal settlement on Wednesday, but to no avail.

Residents have been staging a service delivery protest, with reports of some hurling rocks at passing cars on the N2 highway.

Residents also burnt tyres in the streets.

Some also hurled stones at police, who opened fire with rubber bullets.

Residents called on Premier Helen Zille to address them.

Some said they were good enough at election time for their vote, but now that it is over, they have been forgotten.

Plato has gone into the Rasta camp with some of the residents to see what they are complaining about.

He said his hands are tied, but he will help wherever he can.