Cape Town - The Western Cape Education Department said there are plans in place to move learners affected by the violent protests in Vredenburg to a safer location but expressed grave concern as violent protests continue.
"While we can move learners to a safer location, and we have plans in place should we need to, if buses cannot get in or out of the areas in which the learners reside they will not be able to get to any venue," said Western Cape Education Department (WCED) spokesperson Jessica Shelver.
A service delivery protest turned violent in the Cape West Coast town on Tuesday in Ongegund, the broader informal settlement.
According to police, protesters started to throw stones at Vredenburg Police Station and damaged 11 SAPS vehicles, several private vehicles and shops. Thirty-eight people were arrested for public violence.
The protests continued on Wednesday with police and other Law Enforcement Agencies continuing to monitor the situation.