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Protest action erupts in Gugulethu area

Authorities say protesters are burning tyres in the road in front of the municipal offices in the area.

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CAPE TOWN – The pouring rain hasn’t dampened spirits as protesters gather in the Gugulethu area.

Residents are currently protesting along Duinefontein and Govan Mbeki roads.

Authorities say that protesters are burning tyres in front of the municipal offices in the area.

A road in front of the municipal office has been blocked.

It’s unclear, at this stage, what the protest is about.

The City of Cape Town’s Richard Coleman says: "Due to protest action in Gugulethu area, we’ve got Govan Mbeki Road that is closed at Duinefontein Road and that is for the east-bound traffic."

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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