Chaos has broken out in Duinefontein Road in Manenberg. Videos and images posted to social media show children in the area attacking elderly people with paint.
In a video shared by One Second Later, a group of kids can be seen running across the road while swinging what appears to be balloons filled with paint. It appears as if they were chasing a person, who fell down in the middle of the street. The kids then pelt the person with the paint-laden balloons.
Kids with riotous behaviour in Duinefontein Road, Manenburg. Assaulting elderly people with paint. This is so wrong#1SecondTelegram #1Second @1SecondLater #GuyFawkes @BOSBEER2006 @MARIUSBROODRYK @WCGovSafelyHome @IOL @SABCNews @News24 @ewnupdates @SAPoliceService pic.twitter.com/U7l148uRGU
— 1Second (@1SecondLater) November 5, 2020
In some parts of the city, it has become a tradition for people to smear each other with paint, shoe polish and other foul substances on Guy Fawkes day, held every year on November 5.
In 2014, a six-year-old boy believed to be the victim of such an attack ended up in a critical condition in hospital after he was run over by a car. He apparently couldn’t see properly or became disorientated after being smeared with paint and stepped into the street where he was run over, according to the Cape Argus.
This is a developing story.
Picture: Screenshot from video