Police Minister Bheki Cele will meet Western Cape Total Shutdown Communities (WCTSC) leaders again next week to discuss their concerns about the economic system, which they say is to blame, among others, for the high levels of poverty, crime and gangsterism.
Cele met Bonteheuwel residents and WCTSC leaders on Wednesday subsequent to the Total Shutdown protests. Emotions ran high at the meeting when residents chased away Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith and local ward councillor Angus McKenzie from the venue.
The minister would not engage them before Smith and McKenzie agreed to leave the meeting.
Commenting on Smith and McKenzie being ejected from the meeting, Gatto Wanza of WCTSC told the Cape Times on Thursday the "DA is guilty of continuing the old apartheid way of governance, of thinking they control the way we think, the way we do things, and we are tired of that. The old apartheid way of doing things must come to an end and we the people must come together".
Wanza said it was a fruitful meeting with Cele. "We have a plan and we will be meeting with the minister again on October 3 and sit down and share the plan.