CT considers banning Ses’Khona from protesting in CBD

The group wreaked havoc in St George's Mall and sent people scattering.

Riot police keep watch in front of the Provincial Legislature in Cape Town on 26 March 2015 while Ses'kona members wait to see the premier. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - City of Cape Town authorities are reportedly considering banning the Ses'Khona Peoples' Rights Movement from staging protests in the CBD after a march descended into chaos on Thursday.

Scores of protestors marched to the Provincial Legislature over a lack of housing, land and sanitation.

The group was granted permission to march after it had assured authorities the demonstration would be peaceful, but this was not the case as the mob wreaked havoc in St George's Mall and sent people scattering.

The municipality's Richard Bosman said Ses'Khona leader Sithembile Majova is a coward and a weasel.

Wimpy manager Clive Goss rushed out to get customers inside the restaurant before protesters pushed over tables and chairs.

Vendors, set up outside of St George's Mall were also looted.

Goss said, "They were ruining and wrecking. They took a poor Somali guy across the road out again for the second time."

The group demanded to see Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, but dispersed several hours later when she failed to make an appearance.