#HoutBayProtest: Man hospitalised, more rubber bullets and stun grenades fired

Police have fired more stun grenades and teargas to disperse the angry protesters in Imizamo Yethu.

Demonstrations have entered a third day, causing chaos in Hout Bay.

Residents are angry over the slow pace of redevelopment in the area following a destructive fire in March.

A man has been hospitalised after he was shot during violent protests on Monday morning, reports EWN's Shamiela Fisher.

Authorities say the man was shot in the chest and is in a critical but stable condition.

It is unclear whether the man was shot by a rubber bullet or live ammunition.

Read: Still no sign of Mayor de Lille to address Hout Bay residents - community leader

Meanwhile, residents have vowed to continue protesting until Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille avails herself to address their concerns.

Also read: Imizamo Yethu residents want answers, disruptions continue

However De Lille says she will meet with residents once they suspend their protest.

City officials have been busy with the massive re-blocking plan after the devastating fire hit three months ago.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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