Cape Town - Cape Town is on lockdown after various areas in the city erupted in chaos in the total shutdown protests against poverty and crime.
Police used stun grenades, water cannons and rubber bullets to subdue protesters in Bonteheuwel.
"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 in a statement.
Hanover Park Avenue is closed at Turfhall Road, Turfhall Road is closed at Pook Road and there is no traffic towards Hanover Park Avenue.
Protestors who blocked traffic on Jakes Gerwel Drive Southbound at Bluegum Avenue have since moved out of the roadway.