CoCT shuts down MyCiti services in Khayelitsha amid violent protests
Protestors in Somerset West and in Khayelitsha, Cape Town took the streets to vent their frustrations over housing and service delivery in the area.
Mayco member for transport, Felicity Purchase, says the protests have affected the MyCiti bus service since Tuesday and the service is still not running.
She says the City is working closely with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to keep an eye on the situation.
It cannot be allowed to continue that people are unable to get to work and earn a living because people are taking to the streets and burning tyres and behaving like thugs.Felicity Purchase, Mayco member for transport - City of Cape Town
Mayco Member for Safety and Security JP Smith says SAPS is legally responsible for managing public disorder incidents and the City will follow its instruction.
There's a significant criminal element involved here, but for the rest of it, it is largely political with BLF, EFF, and ANC trying to out relevance each other in terms of instigating protests.JP Smith, Mayco member for safety and security - City of Cape Town
The N2 is closed due to protests in #Khayelitsha and #SomersetWest/#Strand.— Cape News 021 (@CapeNews021) April 11, 2019
"The road is currently still closed due to protest action, burning of tyres and obstacles... Therefore the N2 will be closed until further notice," says Traffic Chief Kenny Africa.
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