The Swartland Municipality says protesters have damaged a wine cellar, shops and private homes at Riebeeck West and Riebeeck Kasteel.
Municipal Manager, Joggie Scholtz, says several people have been arrested and the situation remains tense: “The wine cellar that was damaged is in Riebeeck Kasteel, at the wine cellar and they got access to the building.
There is also damaged caused at the administrative offices of the wine cellar earlier this morning, nine arrests have been reported in Riebeeck Kasteel and three in Riebeeck West. It is volatile. We have to caution certain people, there is a certain risk to visit these areas.”