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ATM, vehicle torched in Mitchells Plain protests

It is still not known what fueled the violence.

The wreckage of an ATM after it was bombed during protest action in Mitchells Plain on 2 May 2018. Picture: City of Cape Town

CAPE TOWN - Violent protests in Mitchells Plain have seen an ATM, shop and vehicle come under attack.

The city law enforcement unit's Wayne Dyason:

"An ATM at the Caltex garage, a fruit and vegetable store and a vehicle have all been set alight. An ATM has been vadalised, a shop stoned and an amaPela taxi has also been stoned. The traffic lights have also been damaged."

It is still not known what fuelled the violence.

A number of roads have been closed as the City of Cape Town's Richard Coleman explains.

"Jakes Gerwel Drive is closed between the R300 and Highlands Drive. We also have other closures which are at Weltevreden and Morgenster, Varkensvlei and Weltevreden and Highlands Drive and Fulham Road. We ask motorists to please be cautious in that area."