A day of activism at Clifton Beach descended into acrimony after a group of protesters marked the occasion by slaughtering a sheep at the Cape Town tourist hot-spot.
Demonstrators had gathered in their hundreds during Friday, to take action against the alleged racist employment of a private security company on one of Clifton’s secluded beaches.
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Those affected were mainly people of colour, and even included local ANC figure Faiez Jacobs. They were shifted on by the PPA firm earlier this week, in what has been described as an “affront” to citizens’ rights.
Activists say the offering was a way to call on their ancestors to respond to the trauma.
Local media reported that the meat from the animal would be braaied after the ritual was complete.
Masixole Mlandu said it’s time black people defend their right to spaces such as these: “(But) also we’re here to remind the country of