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newsNews24 reports that protesters set the Gugulethu Fire Station in Cape Town alight in the early hours of Thursday, forcing firefighters to vacate the premises.  

Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne said firefighters had to remain in the drill yard until metro police and law enforcement dispersed the protesters.  No injuries were reported.  Layne indicated that the front of the station had sustained severe damage, including the watch room, engine bay doors and the security entrance gate.  The Fizeka offices at the rear of the station were also set alight.  One office section sustained severe damage.  The protesters also torched an LDV that belonged to a security company.  Firefighters from Mitchells Plain responded to the incident, but were delayed due to blocked roadways caused by protesters.

  • This report by Iavan Pijoos is at News24
  • See too, Fire station torched during protest in Cape Town, at Timeslive
  • And also, Vehicles, fire station torched in Cape Town protests, at The Citizen

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