Police monitor situation after Cape Town protests
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:35:07
Police are maintaining a presence on the N2 near Cape Town Airport following violent protests on Wednesday night.
At least two buses were set alight and vehicles stoned leading to the closure of sections of the highway.
Two people were arrested for allegedly robbing motorists during the protests.
Speaking on AM Live, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security in the City of Cape Town, JP Smith, says the situation is calm at the moment.
“The incident of public violence on the N2 last night in which two golden arrow buses were burnt seems to stem from unhappiness by residents about the selection of the ANC’s ward candidate for the upcoming local elections.”
Smith says, “During the protest action on the N2 there were two suspects who were arrested for robbing motorists with knives and replica firearm . While busy with road closures members of our security roadblock unit with the assistance of the community arrested two of the four suspects.”