Tensions rise in Masiphumelele after shack demolitions

A fire last month in Masiphumelele left over 4,000 people without homes. The difficulties of rebuilding the informal settlement that burnt down are causing tensions between the community and the City of Cape Town.

The approximately 300 demonstrators handed a memorandum to Purchase, demanding land to build their shacks.

There was a large law enforcement contingent waiting for the protesters at the Fish Hoek municipal offices.