One dead in Cape Town service delivery protest

A man has been found dead after protests in Khayelitsha over service delivery turned violent. (David Harrison, M&G)

A man has been found dead after protests in Khayelitsha over service delivery turned violent. (David Harrison, M&G)

The Cape Times has reported a man died and a truck was torched during service delivery protests in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

The newspaper said the man was found alive lying near a truck on Monday.

"We don't know whether he was hit by the truck or if he was attacked. He died shortly afterwards," warrant officer November Filander told the newspaper.

About 350 residents of the BM Section took to the streets on Monday morning to protest over houses and sanitation, forcing the closure of a section of the N2 highway.

They threw stones at police officers and passing vehicles, including five Golden Arrow buses. A bus driver was injured in the incident.

According to the report, 10 people were arrested and were due to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Community leader Morris Sifo told the newspaper that residents were living in dire conditions since 1987.

"It is not fair that we have to live in these conditions while other parts of the area receive continuous upgrades," he said. – Sapa

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