- In response to the recent unrest in Dunoon, Cape Town,, the SANDF has been dispatched to help reinstate peace
- Violent protests had been supposedly triggered by a dispute between taxi operators and the city
- This comes after vehicles were set alight on Monday during the strike, which saw roads closed off
The South African National Defence Force has arrived in the Dunoon township in Milnerton, Cape Town in an effort to restore peace.
IOL reports that a dispute between city officials and taxi operators had seen roads closed off and trucks set alight.
The community had been warned to avoid the area as riled protestors pelted vehicles with two trucks, a MyCiTi station and a bus set alight during the strike.
Briefly.co.za reported that a father who had been caught up in the protest had gone viral scolding the protestors for putting both himself and his small child in danger.
JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, had promised to take action against those who break the rules of the road:
"Taxi drivers and owners believe that they should not be fined or arrested for offences and that the City should engage them first in discussions about these offences. This is a preposterous proposal."
News24 reports that taxi drivers were protesting a suspension of their services in the area, despite an apparent increase in the demand for transport.
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