Cape Town - Several roads in the City were affected by “Total Shutdown” protests in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Cape Town Traffic Services spokesperson Richard Coleman said: “Protest action in Delft Main and both directions on Stellenbosch Arterial closed roads and tyres were set alight.”
Coleman said protest action also took place in Voortrekker Road, Kensington and in the Bo-Kaap.
Civic group Gatvol Capetonians fulfilled their promise to barricade major roads and intersections in the City from 5am to 11am to protest against housing shortages.
Member Fadiel Adams said: “This is about housing across the province. We are giving the City and the state an ultimatum that if they don’t have a solution for the housing crisis there will be consequences.”