Officials monitor farm protests

Western Cape Disaster officials and police are monitoring the strike action in the province.

FILE: A police vehicle overturned during violent farm protests in Wolseley on 14 November 2012. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape disaster officials and police are on the ground monitoring the farmworkers' protest.

There have been sporadic incidents of violence throughout Tuesday in several towns.

Police had to use rubber bullets to disperse a crowd of 150 protestors in Ashton on Tuesday morning.

About 1,500 people also gathered in Franshoek and stoned cars, forcing officers to once again use rubber bullets.

There have also been reports of further protest action in Paarl and Citrusdal.

Western Cape Disaster Management and Fire Brigade Services' Colin Deiner said, "We've had isolated incidents in various areas. There's been a meeting in De Doorns, which is still going on.

"There's also been action in Citrusdal, but it's been relatively quiet compared to two weeks ago."

Meanwhile, a few hundred farmworkers in De Doorns waited on Tuesday to be addressed by community leaders on a way forward with their ongoing wage protests.

At least 200 workers congregated on a sports field opposite the Stofland informal settlement in De Doorns.

Workers trickled in hoping to get clarity on their wage demands.

At least two people were killed during the first wave of farm protests in the province.