Siqalo quiet now, but police nyala and vans patrol as elections kick off
There is a heavy police presence at Siqalo informal settlement in Mitchells Plain following Tuesday's protests, reports EWN's Lauren Isaacs who is monitoring elections proceedings in the area.
There is a police nyala and vans patroling outside Mitchells Plain.Lauren Isaacs, Reporter - EWN
There were burning of tyres earlier but nothing major at the moment.Lauren Isaacs, Reporter - EWN
Isaacs says residents have been queueing outside the voting stations since 5am to vote.
Elderly residents told Isaacs that it is important they make their mark to show their grandchildren the importance of voting.
Isaacs has since moved to Pinelands where the leader of the Good Party, Patricia de Lille is standing in the queue waiting for an opportunity to cast her vote.
City of Cape Town executive director of safety and security Richard Bosman confirmed that there are no major issues in the area but called on motorists to be extra vigilant on the roads.
To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:
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