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Siqalo residents vow to intensify protest

Siqalo residents burnt tyres and blocked off roads this morning.

Siqalo residents were protesting over service delivery and burnt tyres, blocking off roads this morning. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Residents of the Siqalo informal settlement in Cape Town have promised protests will intensify as the elections draw closer.

Residents burnt tyres and blocked off a number of roads this morning.

However, calm has been restored but police and traffic officials are still patrolling Vanguard Drive following the violence in the morning.

Stones and burnt tyres are on the side of the road and several routes had to be closed which threw traffic into disarray.

A resident says sanitation is a major problem and residents have had enough.

This is not the first time Siqalo residents have taken to the streets as community members have been protesting regularly for the past few days.

Police say they will remain in the area.