A bus has been set ablaze in Mfuleni during the second day of service delivery protests in Cape Town.

A video posted to social media on Wednesday by Traffic SA showed the bus on fire.


News24 said in a report that more vehicles were stoned, tyres were set alight and roads were closed.

The protests flared up on Wednesday after several roads were closed on Tuesday when protesters took to the streets to protest about the lack of service delivery in informal settlements.

The protests resulted in the closure of the R300 and N2 highways.

The protest action came after the Crime Intelligence in Western Cape warned in a statement on Monday that there was a planned shutdown by Intlungu Yasematyotyombeni Movement.

“Information received indicates that the Intlungu Yasematyotyombeni Movement is planning a total shutdown of all roads in informal settlements starting from Tuesday 2021-03-22 until Friday 2021-03-26.

“The reason for the shutdown is to demand water and temporary toilets in all new informal settlements…,” read part of the statement.

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