CT protesters boo Zille

Protesters refused to be addressed by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille on Wednesday.

Women take part in a housing protest in the Cape Town CBD on 5 February 2014. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Attempts to address a protesting crowd outside the provincial legislature ended badly for Western Cape Premier Helen Zille on Wednesday.

Scores of ANC members and informal settlement residents marched through the city centre demanding better housing and service delivery.

The group of protestors started marching from Keizergracht Street to the city council and Western Cape Legislature where they handed over a memorandum of demands.

Demonstrators sang and danced along the way and proceedings were reasonably peaceful until the group got to the legislature.

Zille, who met the crowd in front of the building, received the memorandum but failed to address the crowd after she was booed.

While singing the national anthem, some protestors hurled insults at Zille which only prompted her to belt out the anthem with more gusto and a smile on her face.

Zille has 21 days to respond to grievances.