Mplain protesters released

By Loushe Jordaan The Mitchell’s Plain magistrates court was packed this morning as eight protesters arrested for public violence appeared in court. They were arrested during a mass demonstration by Mitchell’s Plain residents on Jakes Gerwel and Highlands drive on Wednesday night. The protest was held in response to a[…]

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Imams urged to call for calm in MPlain

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has urged its imams to call for peace in the Mitchell’s Plain area during Jumuah today. The MJC has been central in the facilitation of discussions between the different civic associations in Mitchells Plain and the leadership of the Siqalo community, since violent protests erupted[…]

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MJC spearheads meeting with Siqalo and MPlain residents

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) met with various associations to find solutions to the spate of violent service delivery protests by residents of the Siqalo informal settlement, which reached a tipping point this week. Siqalo residents protested over service delivery and housing issues on Jakes Gerwel drive on Tuesday night,[…]

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Roads closed, cars set alight in Cape Town protest

Protesters have barricaded several roads, damaged property and set a truck alight in Cape Town on Wednesday. Jakes Gerwel Drive near Mitchells Plain and Highlands Drive have been closed off. City of Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said Weltevreden, Morgenster, Varkensvlei and Fulan had also been closed off.[…]

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Meeting yields no solution to Siqalo dwellers issue

The community of Mitchell’s Plain said that they have yet to find a solution to their grievances with the informal dwellers in the Siqalo informal settlement. Speaking on behalf of the newly established committee, Pastor Frankiln Williams said that a meeting held this past Sunday didn’t yield as much successes[…]

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MPlain residents concerned over informal dwellers

Concerned residents have called a meeting to address the issue of protests by informal dwellers living in the Siqalo informal settlement. Last week the Siqalo informal settlers blocked the newly named Jakes Gerwel\Vanguard drive between Highlands drive and the R300 for the reason that they do not want contractors from[…]

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