Housing protest in Cape Town

Demonstrators will hand over a memorandum of demands at the Western Cape Legislature.

A group protests for sanitation and housing in Cape Town on 30 September 2013. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A group of residents from an informal settlement are gathering in the Cape Town CBD as part of their continuous fight for better service delivery.

The group gathered in Keizergracht Street earlier.

Demonstrators will stop in front of the Western Cape Legislature, where they will hand over a memorandum of demands for better services.

Police are monitoring the situation.

Organisers say they want equal land distribution and housing for all.

Some say they believe open land should be made available so they can build better houses for themselves.

In 2012, the Western Cape recorded the highest number of service delivery protests in the country.

The Democratic Alliance-led government accused the ANC and its Youth League of masterminding some of the protests.