Police deployed to manage violent service delivery protest action, unidentified protester killed

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Public Order Police along with station personnel have been deployed to quell protest action since yesterday morning at various locations in Cape Town. Police have confirmed the death of one protester earlier today. 

On Tuesday 23 March, reports stated that the protests are a part of a Cape Town shutdown. The protesters are demanding electricity, water and toilets from the municipality. The action affected the early morning traffic and caused road closures due to burning tyres.

The protest action regarding service delivery continued this morning. Colonel Andre Traut released a statement today, “In Wallacedene a suspected male protester who is yet to be identified was killed when he was struck by a truck.”

Traut explained that the circumstances surrounding the culpable homicide case are under investigation.

The areas affected are Mailbu Village and Wallacedene in Kraaifontein.

“In Malibu Village a case of public violence has been registered after a bus has been set alight, and suspects are yet to be arrested,” stated Traut.

Officials will remain in the affected areas.