One protester dead, four cops injured in CT service delivery protests - dept

There have been protests in various areas including Kraaifontein, Khayelitsha, Belhar and Kuilsriver.

Metro police officers monitor a protest in the Bloekombos area in Kraaifontein on 24 March 2021. Picture: Graig-Lee Smith/Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - Days of protests across Cape Town have led to the death of a demonstrator, injuries for four police offices and severe traffic disruptions on major routes.

That's according to the Western Cape Community Safety Department.

There have been protests in various areas including Kraaifontein, Khayelitsha, Belhar and Kuilsriver.
Roads affected have been reopened.

READ: Movement organising CT protests says demonstrators fed up with lack of services

It's understood that the demonstrations were organised by a movement called Intlungu yaseMatyotyombeni which translates as 'Pain of the slums'.

“We had a meeting yesterday because some of our people were shot and some people were starting to do things that we did not intend to do. Some hooligans started burning cars, throwing stones," said chairperson Xoliswa Tsholoba.

She said that they wanted the protest to be peaceful.

“It’s not working the way that we intended it to work. So we need to find a strategy to do things the right way. We don’t want people hitting cars, taxis."

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