Violence continues to erupt in Brackenfell following the recent controversy surrounding Brackenfell High School.
Police officers launched stun grenades into a small crowd of protesters from the Pan African Congress (PAC) on Wednesday, November 18.
The PAC planned their own mini-protest to take place before the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are scheduled to protest against racism on Friday, November 20.
The PAC allegedly did not obtain a permit for the protest, and have been told to disperse.
BRACKENFELL MEDIA MONITORING: IOL NEWS
POLICE USE STUN GRENADES ON OUR MEMBERS AS THEY SHOUT ‘HIGH DISCIPLINE HIGH MORALE’ WE WILL CONTINUE TO DESCEND ON BRACKENFELL TO CONFRONT RACISM#brackenfellhigh #Brackenfellhighschool #pac #maypaconine pic.twitter.com/59jQ86AfZd
— Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) (@MyPAConline) November 18, 2020
PAC protest in Brackenfell 😳 pic.twitter.com/g2DYbgXUPp
— lydia van der merwe (@DerLydia) November 18, 2020
Police used stun grenades to disperse a group of PAC protesters marching towards Brackenfell High School this morning. @TimesLIVE @SowetanLIVE @CapeTown @MyPAConline @DBE_SA @WesternCapeGov @EFFSouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/1uLsYVJQLZ
— Esa Alexander (@ezaap) November 18, 2020
— Ronald Masinda (@RONALDMASINDA) November 18, 2020
The City of Cape Town has issued a warning for residents to avoid the Brackenfell area on Friday due to the planned protest.
“The City of Cape Town and South African Police Services (SAPS) have requested all residents and groupings – except parents bringing their children to school – to avoid the area around Brackenfell High School on Friday,” it said in a statement.
“Avoiding the area will make it easier for SAPS to manage the planned protest effectively. The permit is limited to the participation of 100 EFF members who have undertaken not to disrupt learners or matric exams, which has been accepted by Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai as sufficient for the protest to go ahead in terms of his ruling.”
As with other large protests, the SAPS and Metro Police video units will be present to record the events and incidents, to assist SAPS in the prosecutions of any persons involved in public violence.
Any resident wishing to report emergencies that may arise during the protest can alert the City Emergency Communications Centre on 107 from a landline or 0214807700 from a cellphone.
Picture: screenshot from video