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Dunoon community agrees to halt protests

A councillor says since the meeting with Mayor Patricia de Lille, the community has agreed to stop protests.

FILE: Police protect foreign shop owners in Dunoon as they clear their shops of any goods after a night of violent looting. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The situation in Dunoon remains calm for now following days of violent protests and looting in the area, which saw the arrest of 12 people on charges of public violence.

Dunoon councillor Lubabalo Makeleni says those behind the protests do not even live in the vicinity.

The City of Cape Town and the African National Congress (ANC) yesterday blamed the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for inciting the community to take to the streets - this after a meeting that was held in Table View on Monday evening.

LISTEN: De Lille blames EFF for Dunoon Violence

Makeleni says since the meeting with Mayor Patricia de Lille, the community has agreed to no further protests.

He says the community has condemned the violence.

"We have given a report back yesterday of a meeting with the mayor, and the community decided that there should be no strikes in the community and they condemn the looting of shops by criminals who claim to be protesters."

WATCH: 200 looted in Dunoon protests

The councillor says they are now waiting on proposals from the city.

"The report is looking good, but there is nothing concrete yet because we asked the mayor to come to the community with proposals of that particular land and the development; what kind of structures they are looking for."

A follow-up meeting between members of the community and the City of Cape Town is scheduled to take place next week.