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Toilet protests in Khayelitsha

Police are maintaining a strong presence after protesters stoned a bus on Friday morning.

Police are maintaining a strong presence after protesters stoned a bus on Friday morning. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Police are maintaining a strong presence in Khayelitsha following protests in the area on Friday morning.

There has been uproar about poor sanitation in the area after the City of Cape Town launched the portable flush toilet project.

The police's Fredrick van Wyk said, "Protesters started burning tyres and an old stationary vehicle was dragged onto the road and set alight. A Golden Arrow bus was also stoned. Police and other law enforcement agencies are on the scene to monitor the situation."

Human waste was flung at Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's convoy in Khayelitsha on Tuesday, while ANC Youth League (ANCYL) members emptied five portaloos on the steps of the provincial legislature on Monday.

Two people were arrested.

Zille has accused the ANCYL of being behind the recent violence in the area.

This after the organisation threatened to make the province ungovernable.

The Western Cape is the only province which is not led by the ANC.