Petrol bombs were thrown during evictions in Lwandle, Strand

Petrol bombs were thrown during evictions in Lwandle, Strand

Cape Town – Petrol bombs were thrown during evictions in Lwandle, Strand, on Tuesday, Western Cape police said.

“Petrol bombs are being thrown, tyres are being lit and the situation is tense at this stage, but police are maintaining law and order. The eviction operation is unfolding at this time,” Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said.

“We are policing the eviction notice being carried out by the sheriff of the court.”

No arrests had been made.

On Monday seven people were arrested for public violence.

“Three petrol bombs were confiscated. The suspects will make a court appearance once they have been charged. They are currently in police custody as they go through processing,” Traut said.

Political blame game

Earlier on Tuesday, the ANC claimed the eviction was punishment for people not voting for the DA in the 7 May general elections.

“The African National Congress condemns the eviction… by the Cape Town metro without being given alternative accommodation as required by the law,” spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement…

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