Recommended by 9 out of 10 smart people
27 April 2017 13:03 (South Africa)

Police clash with Hout Bay informal dwellers

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The police have clashed with residents of the Hangberg informal settlement in Hout Bay, after the City of Cape Town tried to move a group of illegal squatters from Sentinel Hill. Residents reportedly threw stones and other projectiles including flares at the police, and they responded by firing rubber bullets and stun grenades at the rioters. A few injuries have been reported, though none seem to be very serious at this time. A City of Cape Town spokesperson said that the evictions were being carried out on shacks built on a firebreak between Hangberg and Sentinel Hill.  Read more: News24 and EyeWitness News

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Get overnight news and latest Daily Maverick articles





Do Not Miss