Two students are still missing - two males, age 19 and 20.
Craig Lambinon, NSRI spokesperson, joins us on the line now…
One of the protesters told Ground Up they were protesting because they were desperate.
"The city thinks they can come and demolish people's houses and not provide them with anything. We backyarders are being chased out of the places we stay in everyday and have nowhere to go," she said.
A week ago a protest by residents of Masiphumelele drew attention to land issues in the community causing the Cape Town Cycle Tour to be cut short. Residents were unhappy with the response of ward councillor Felicity Purchase to a memorandum which they handed over on February 14.