04:25 – Guguletu Fire Station came under attack by protest action. The fire station was set alight. Firefighters were forced to vacate the premises and remained in the drill yard until Metro Police and Law Enforcement had dispersed the protesters. The front of the Fire Station has sustained severe damage, including the Watchroom, Engine bay doors and Security entrance gate. In addition to the Fire Station the Fizeka offices at the rear of the station were also set alight. One office section sustained severe damage. Firefighters from Mitchell’s Plain Fire Station responded to the incident but due to blocked roadways, caused by protesters burning tyres had to take a long detour in order to get to Guguletu Fire Station. Fortunately no injuries occurred.
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