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Distraught caller describes harrowing experience on Baden Powell Drive

20 March 2019 3:47 PM
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A CapeTalk caller explained to Lester Kiewit how he went through flames and over rocks, and debris to escape his car being stoned.

A distraught CapeTalk listener called Tonight With Lester and described to Lester Kiewit how he went through flames and over rocks, and debris to escape his car being stoned.

In an emotional state, Mike from Kalk Bay relays how he had just driven along Baden Powell Drive on Tuesday night.

They're burning tires on the road and I went through the fire - I couldn't stop because there were cars behind me - and I had bricks thrown at my car and holes all over my bonnet.

Mike, Caller

There's a cop car and it is not even stopping.

Mike, Caller

He implores people not to drive on Baden Powell Drive close to the sewage plant, as it is very dangerous.

I put my foot flat and drove over the bricks. Please stop the cars.

Mike, Caller

Angry residents of Enkanini informal settlement in Khayelitsha have been protesting over plots of land and service delivery for shack dwellers.

Mike describes his harrowing experience below:


20 March 2019 3:47 PM
Tags:
Cape Town
Protests
Violence
Baden Powell drive
motorist

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