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.

Read: 8 people arrested in Cape Town during #TotalShutdownCT

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

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