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No arrests after council office fire

Angry residents attacked and set the council offices alight earlier this week.

ANC expressed its anger after angry residents attacked and set the offices alight earlier this week.  Picture: Rafiq Wagiet/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police say no arrests have been made following the torching of city council offices in Khayelitsha.

The ANC on Thursday expressed its anger after angry residents attacked and set the offices alight earlier this week.

They were angry over service delivery and land issues.

ANC Chief Whip Xolani Sotashe said the act was unnecessary and saddening.

He said the law must take its course as the destruction of property cannot be tolerated.

"It's sad because this thing just happened after the president has addressed the nation to say that the issue of destruction of public property must not be tolerated. Now we have to go find money to repay whatever was broken.

Sotashe says a group of locals entered the office demanding to speak to the sub-council manager and city officials.

When their concerns were not met, the group scattered burning tyres inside the building.