South African police fire stun grenades at Cape Town protesters

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: Twitter/ Official Presidency

Casablanca, Morocco – (ADV) – A protest in South Africa against poverty, unemployment, corruption, violence and crime in the city was broken up by police.

Protesters clashed with police in South Africa and tensions flared as police fired stun grenades.

Demonstrators took to the streets of Cape Town Tuesday (September 25) in protest, at pretty much everything, from poverty to unemployment, corruption, violence and crime in the city.

South Africa’s economy is in recession – for the first time since 2009.

The unemployment rate is sitting at 27 percent.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a multi-billion dollar stimulus program last week, earmarking funds for job creation and infrastructure development.

When he took over in February from Jacob Zuma, whose term of office was plagued by scandal, Ramaphosa staked his reputation on economic revival and he received a warm welcome from investors in part due to his strong ties to the business community.

But the country needs faster economic growth to alleviate poverty and inequality – as tensions increase ahead of next year’s general election.

© Bur-csa – N.A – African Daily Voice (ADV)