'CT protests are incidents of thuggery'

Patricia de Lille has come out guns blazing by strongly condemning violent protests in Macassar and Philippi.

FILE. Patricia de Lille has come out out guns blazing by strongly condemning violent protests in Macassar and Philippi. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has come out guns blazing while addressing a full council sitting this morning.

She condemned protests in Macassar and Philippi this week, labelling them as incidents of 'thuggery'.

The mayor wasted no time in addressing chaos which has sporadically gripped part of the city in recent days.

Starting with issues in Macassar, de Lille said she would be meeting with locals there on Thursday to ease tensions.

A municipal building was torched in the area earlier this week by residents who were protesting against the possible relocation of Nomzamo evictees to the area.

She says the city has spent more than R20 million over the current financial year on repairing vandalised infrastructure.

She then turned her attention to the destruction of portable toilets in Philippi this week, saying this amounts to nothing more than thuggery.