Calm restored in Dunoon following protests

Authorities are keeping a close eye on the area.

FILE: A protest in Dunoon. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Authorities have closed Malibongwe Drive between Potsdam and Rivergate in Dunoon, due to protests.

The City of Cape Town says calm has been restored.

Authorities are keeping a close eye on the area.

The city's Wayne Dyason said: “At Site 5 in the Du Noon area, alongside the Malibongwe Drive, about 30 shacks have been erected in the past week on a private property. This morning, a truck was set alight but it’s unconfirmed if it is related to the structures or the people there.”

Meanwhile, in Atlantis, protestors have handed over a memorandum to a ward councillor.

The service delivery demonstrations led to blocked roads earlier with protestors burning tyres.

They marched to the sub-council offices where they handed over their list of demands.

Ward councillor Barbara Rass says their grievances include housing and job opportunities.

“Some of the grievances were housing projects that are not completed yet and they want work and they want jobs to be distributed equally. They also want the water metres and high-water bills [sorted].”

Law enforcement officials remained on scene monitoring the situation.