The University of Cape Town on Tuesday morning confirmed reports that “four cars were set alight at .
Cape Town mayor Helen Zille yesterday slammed suggestions that water management devices that her council installed in townships were "pre-paid water meters in drag".
"There are no pre-paid water meters in Cape Town," said Zille, speaking to the media outside her home in Rosebank, where city workers were installing a "water management device".
Zille faces a potential lawsuit from several Cape Town non-profit organisations over the device.
Elias Mkhwanazi, of the Western Cape water caucus, said the city's water restriction device in townships areas was unconstitutional and probably illegal because it cut off water without notice and could lead to health problems.
Zille said angrily: "In Cape Town, we give much more free water than any other city in South Africa ."