Bheki Cele expected to visit Bonteheuwel after CT 'shut down protests'
Police Minister Bheki Cele is expected to visit the Bonteheuwel community to engage with residents, following anti-crime demonstrations across the Cape.
Residents in areas including Kensington, Bonteheuwel, Bishop Lavis, Manenberg, Kraaifontein and Hanover Park took to the streets on Tuesday morning.
Community members rallied together in protest against crime, gang violence and other social ills, under the banner Western Cape Total Shutdown Communities.
In Bonteheuwel tensions ran high and police fired stun grenades into the crowd.
Eight people were arrested for public violence following an altercation with the police.
Organisers say they will meet on Thursday to discuss future plans and how to amplify their message, reports EWN's Kevin Brandt.
The organisers feel that they did manage to bring the message across to the authorities that they need strong enforcement when it comes to fighting crime, in particular, gang-related crime.Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter
The protest leaders will have a meeting on Thursday to decide how they will take this [forward].Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter
A lot of these leaders say they will simply amplify their protest action, and cause more delays on the roads in particular.Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter
The indication that we've been given is that Police Minister Bheki Cele will tomorrow engage with some of the residents there in the Bonteheuwel area.Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter
WATCH: Communities across CT rally together against gang violence
Listen to the EWN update on The John Maytham Show:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Bheki Cele expected to visit Bonteheuwel after CT 'shut down protests'
The number of confirmed cases is 572,865. There were 260 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number to 11,270.Read More
Dr Glenda Gray has suggested that health officials go back to communities and trace hotspots areas.Read More
A Transnet security officer who was sent on errands, including picking up bags of money from the Guptas, said that he had been threatened every time he was interviewed by or testified at the Zondo Commission.Read More
GroundUp has reported on the plight of some old age homes that have not received their usual subsidy from government.Read More
Premier David Makhura says the province has returned to the open tender system and would publish newly awarded tenders monthly.Read More
Spokesperson Reverend Chris Mathebula says it cannot be business as usual. 'We want that stolen money to be brought back.'Read More
The broadcaster died earlier this week after suffering a cardiac arrest.Read More
CEO Julia Sotirianakos says the campaign will run until 16 August and people can buy slippers on the organisation's website.Read More
DA says Ramaphosa's suspension of PSC boss Mamphiswana is a delaying tactic to make it look like there is action being taken.Read More
Dis-Chem will help the foundation with a R120,000 donation to help maintain the call centre and whatever else may be needed.Read More