Johannesburg - As the sun rose over the Elias Motsoaledi informal settlement on Monday, one resident lay dead, and a KFC outlet lay in ruins.
The settlement in Soweto has seen violence and vandalism for the past week as community members protest against the lack of service delivery.
The demonstrations began last week when the KFC was stoned and traffic lights smashed. Since then, there has been nightly vandalism, and protesters have burnt several minibuses, blockaded roads with litter, and dug holes around Motsoaledi to prevent police vehicles from entering.
On Sunday night, protesters set the KFC outlet alight, sending staff scurrying for safety.
Elsewhere, a man was stabbed to death. His identity is unknown and it was not clear whether his death was related to the protest.