Mitchells Plain residents call on City to intervene after violent protests

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Thirty people were arrested following violent clashes between police and protesters near Mitchell's Plain in Cape Town.

 

 

CAPE TOWN – The Mitchells Plain United Residents&39; Association called for an urgent meeting to be held on Thursday to deal with protests that have flared up in the area.

They want the City of Cape Town to intervene urgently and stabilise the situation.

An unidentified man in his thirties was killed when a taxi ploughed into a group of people on Jakes Gerwel drive.

WATCH: Mitchell&39;s Plain petrol station torched during protest 

Phillipi police opened a case of culpable homicide.

Shots were then fired from the Colorado side of the road.  Two people were wounded. 

 

 

 

The protests flared up again earlier when residents of the nearby Siqalo informal settlement blocked Jakes Gerwel drive and Highlands Drive.

Public Order Police and metro police were on the scene in an attempt to disperse the crowd.

The Mitchells Plain United Residents Association want to meet with the mayor and officials dealing with informal settlements, saying they want calm to return.

Thirty people were arrested following violent clashes between police and protesters. 

Protestors set alight an ATM at a petrol station, while a fruit and vegetable stall and a vehicle were also gutted during the violence.

 

- Additional reporting by ANA