Service delivery protest in Wallacedene

A group of people from the Wallacedene informal settlement in Kraaifontein have taken to the streets.

FILE: A group of people from the Wallacedene informal settlement in Kraaifontein have taken to the streets. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A small group of people from the Wallacedene informal settlement in Kraaifontein have taken to the streets to protest against poor service delivery in the area.

Demonstrations started last week when several stores owned by foreign nationals were looted.

This resulted in many businessmen being forced to close their shops.

At least 55 suspects were arrested following the unrest.

The police's Andre Traut said officials were monitoring the situation.

Several communities in the Western Cape have taken part in service delivery protests in recent months.

Demonstrations turned violent when protesters torched property and looted foreign-owned spaza shops.

Government condemned the violence.