ANC to stage another CT protest

Police are expected to be on high alert as the WC ANC plans another protest march in the CBD.

Police block the road as scores of illegal protesters marched through the street in Cape Town on 27 February 2014. Picture: Tertia van Rensburg/iWN.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town police are expected to be out in full force in the CBD today as the African National Congress (ANC) plans another protest march.

ANC officials, along with informal settlers, will again march on the Provincial Legislature to voice their grievances regarding service delivery in poor areas.

The police's Andre Traut said authorities won't be taking any chances.

"Protest action during the course of the day will be monitored by police and we will take action where necessary. Law and order will be maintained at all times."

The ANC's Songezo Mjongile said they want the government to address their grievances.

"There is an overwhelming anger about the fact that the province and the city continues to ignore the poor in the Western Cape, which is what precipitated the first march and what is fueling this march."

Meanwhile, known ringleaders behind service delivery protests in the CBD and so-called poo-war protests in the province Andile Lili and Loyiso Nkohla were reinstated as ANC councillors on Monday after being expelled from the party in February.