Khayelitsha protesters block roads

Angry community members barricaded the streets of Enkanini, demanding service delivery.
About 100 people staged a violent protest at the intersection of Baden Powell Drive and Swartklip Road in Khayelitsha this morning.

The protesters set tyres alight on the road.

They were demanding better service delivery.

Earlier Baden Powell Drive was closed between Mew Way and Eisleben Road. Traffic was diverted through Khayelitsha.

All roads have since been reopened.

The protest comes a day before the country goes to the polls in the provincial and national elections.

Voting stations are expected to open at 7am tomorrow. The police will remain on high alert to ensure that elections run smoothly.