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Parkwood residents continue to protest for housing

City of Cape Town law enforcement's Wayne Dyason says officials have been deployed.

FILE: Parkwood residents seen during a housing protest on 20 May 2018. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Violent demonstrations in Parkwood are continuing with demonstrators burning tyres and stoning cars along the Prince George Drive.

City of Cape Town law enforcement's Wayne Dyason says officials have been deployed.

“It has escalated to the point now where people coming up Park Road out of Parkwood and Fairways are being stoned,” he said.

Officials are also attending to protests in Capricorn, where a container has been pulled onto a main road.

Earlier, demonstrators pelted petrol bombs at passing cars on the M5 expressway.

At the same time, Vrygrond remains tense after protests for land and housing over the weekend.

The City of Cape Town's Maxine Bezuidenhout says the protests have resulted in a number of road closures in the area.

“The N5 is closed on both sides due to protests in the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative roads.”

Last night, a City of Cape Town office was vandalised and set alight during demonstrations.

Demonstrations over land, housing and service delivery have played out in several other areas including Mitchells Plain and Hermanus.

Officials are also attending to protests in Capricorn, where a container has been pulled onto main roads.

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)