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Watch: Teargas used disperse “Gatvol Capetonian” protesters

A shutdown protest organised by a community movement, Gatvol Capetonian to protest against a lack of housing opportunities for coloured people wracked havoc on Cape Town roads earlier this morning.,

According to the African News Agency, the group is protesting against the “perpetuation of apartheid-style spatial planning and a total lack of housing opportunities close to work and the constant, huge housing waiting list, among others”.

The City of Cape Town’s Richard Bosman said Delft Main and Stellenbosch arterial roads in both directions were closed.

Voortrekker Road in Kensington was also closed in both directions at 4th Avenue.

Wale Street in central Cape Town was closed as well as Church street. Protest Action on the R304 caused road closures of Mamre Road, Atlantis, AZ Berman between Wespoort and Kerrum road, Mitchell’s Plain and Kommetjie Road, Ocean view, was closed between Soetwater and Slangkop road.

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City of Cape Town Seeks Precautionary Interdict Against EFF Shutdown

The City of Cape Town is heading to court to seek a precautionary interdict against the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) planned national shutdown. The city is concerned about the potential for violence and disruption to services during the shutdown, and is seeking to prevent any unlawful actions that may occur.

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