One dead after taxi ploughs into protesters in Mitchells Plain

Residents from several communities had gathered to protest against the unrest that broke out in the area this week.

Community leaders addressing Siqalo Informal Settlement residents following a violence service delivery protest. Picture: Graig-Lee Smith/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A man has been killed after a taxi ploughed into a crowd of protesters in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday night.

Two people were also injured.

Residents from several communities had gathered to protest against the unrest that broke out in the area this week.

Some community members of the Siqalo informal settlement ran amok in a service delivery demonstration this week.

At least 30 people have been arrested for the violence.

Law enforcement's Wayne Dyason says: “Incidents of stone throwing and burning of tyres occurred. Officers also reported incidents of live rounds being fired at them. SAPS used rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the crowds. One person was run over by a taxi. He was severely injured and succumbed to his injuries on scene.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)