Police are continuing to monitor various areas across the city following this morning's protests against rising poverty, crime and high unemployment levels.
Thirteen 13 people have been arrested following run-ins with the police, with Brigadier Novela Potelwa urging protesters to do so peacefully, the SABC reported. The main areas where the protests took place were in Manenberg, Bonteheuwel, Hanover Park, Langa, Gugulethu, Kensington and Ottery.
"Police continue to monitor the situation, urging protesters to carry themselves in an orderly manner that does not infringe on the rights of others. In an effort to ensure the free-flow of traffic our forces are still deployed on the ground to monitor the situation," Potelwa said.
Potelwa said they were forced to fire stun grenades, water cannons and rubber bullets to restore calm in the Bonteheuwel area. Eight of the arrests were made in Bonteheuwel and five in Kensington followings protests in Voortrekker Road.
"In Bonteheuwel, on the corner of Bluegum Road and Jakes Gerwel Drive, eight people were arrested for public violence following run-ins with police that resulted in the disruption of traffic," the Western Cape police said earlier in a statement.