CAPE TOWN – Authorities are keeping a watchful eye on Sir Lowry’s Pass Village where a protest has broken out. The City of Cape Town Richard Coleman says, “We’ve got a protest action at Sir Lowry’s Pass Village and we’ve got couple of roads closures there, namely Sir Lowry’s Pass Road that is also closed at the N2 and Reservoir Road towards Sir Lowry’s Pass.”
Ward councillor Johan Middleton says the protest is linked to a housing project. “The people are staying on Spoornet grounds and want to move into our IDA (Integrated Development Area) projects and they’re not beneficiaries for that project. They don’t understand that it’s for people who are in a flooded area.”
Middleton adds meetings between authorities and the disgruntled community are underway to try and find an amicable solution to their housing grievances. Members of the South African Police Service, provincial traffic and Metro Police will continue to make their presence felt in the community.