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Police mum on CT protesters' court date

WC police refuse to say when protestors arrested in an illegal march will appear in court.

WC police refuse to say when protestors arrested in an illegal march will appear in court. Picture: Tertia van Rensburg/iWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police are refusing to divulge when protesters arrested in an illegal march to Cape Town's CBD will appear in court.

The Ses'khona People's Rights Movement squared off with police yesterday as they tried to gain access to the CBD.

They were protesting against poor sanitation and called for better housing.

The police have been vague about details of which ringleaders have been arrested and are now refusing to provide their court date.

The police's Frederick Van Wyk says, "Twelve people were apprehended yesterday in the protest march. They will appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court soon on charges related to illegal gatherings."

The City of Cape Town on Wednesday applied for an interdict to try and stop the illegal march from going ahead. The city turned down an application by Ses'khona Peoples Rights Movement to hold the march.

Thousands of residents of local townships and informal settlements gathered yesterday to march on the provincial legislature.