CAPE TOWN – Residents of Vrygrond in Muizenberg held two City of Cape Town councillors captive and set one’s vehicle alight during ongoing unrest over illegal land occupation on Sunday.
Western Cape police said the councillor for ward 67, Gerry Gordon, was confronted when he went to the area to investigate a possible fire.
He was joined by another councillor and they were “intimidated and could not make their way back to their vehicle. The vehicle, a Toyota SUV, was then set alight”, according to a police statement.
“A case of malicious damage to property has been opened with a possibility of further charges being added. The vehicle was destroyed during the incident. Both councillors are not injured but shaken.
“No arrests have been effected as yet,” the police said.
Community members threatened to burn any vehicle belonging to the city.