Police clash with Cape Town protesters resisting eviction
Water cannon were used to disperse protesters who burnt tyres and rubbish in an anti-eviction protest in Cape Town on Monday.
People being evicted from a low-cost apartment complex in Steenberg also started a fire in a building used to store bins.
Residents of Steen Villa said they were being evicted for failing to pay rent which had become unaffordable. They demanded “fair treatment” from Sohco‚ a private social housing company that owns the development.
City of Cape Town spokesman Maxine Bezuidenhout said Military Road between Prince George Drive and Flora Road was closed.
Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel André Traut said no arrests were made.