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Police monitor Nyanga

Law enforcement officials remain on high alert as they monitor Nyanga.

Torched Golden Arrow buses in Nyanga, Cape Town on Monday, 1 September 2014. It's believed to be related to protesting taxi drivers. Picture: Sapa

CAPE TOWN - Law enforcement officials are keeping a close eye on areas which were marred by violent protests on Monday.

The trouble started on Monday morning in Nyanga where Golden Arrow buses were torched and the violence soon spread.

Police and City law enforcement officials have been monitoring a number of volatile areas.

Golden Arrow said 11 of its bus drivers were assaulted during an early morning service delivery protest in the Nyanga Township.

Eleven buses were also torched or stoned during the demonstration and several roads closed to traffic.

Golden Arrow's Bronwyn Dyke says some of their services remain suspended this morning.

"Unfortunately some of our services remain suspended this morning in those affected areas."

There is still no clear indication what the cause of the protest was but the Golden Arrow said they won't be operating in the area due to safety concerns.

While residents claim the protest is the work of the taxi industry, the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) says it can't confirm whether any of its drivers are involved.

Earlier this morning, Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille maintains Monday's violence in Nyanga was aimed at making the city ungovernable ahead of the 2016 elections.

De Lille insists the unrest was politically motivated.

"These were all orchestrated attacks that are politically motivated and it is a continuation of sustained campaign to make the City of Cape Town ungovernable."

She went on to challenge the African National Congress (ANC), the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement to publically condemn Monday's violence, adding if they remain silent, then it will be proof that they condone it.

Ses'Khona however, has distanced itself from what happened in Nyanga.