Two dead, 21 schools closed, 20 arrested as service delivery protests rock Western Cape

The Democratic Alliance on Friday painted a grim picture of the disruption caused by service delivery protests in several townships this week, with at least two people losing their lives.

"I understand from the provincial department of education that 21 schools were closed with around 25,000 learners not attending class due to fears for their safety. This infringement on the rights of our children is shocking," said Western Cape community safety MEC and premier candidate Alan Winde.

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