Some residents in Eldorado Park say it’s sad the area is stigmatised as a hub for drug dealing, car theft and other crimes.
Residents say there is a lot of potential in the youth of the area who have matric but remain unemployed or don’t have funds to further their studies.
Residents say they are unhappy about housing issues, saying that government has let them down.
Angry residents kept watch over barricaded roads through the evening, ensuring that no vehicles came in or left the area.
Other residents do admit that the violent looting which occurred on Monday had nothing to do with the protests but was instead criminal activity by opportunists.
Charis Pretorius from the area's Black Business Forum says: “Yes there are those elements, however, it can’t be a situation of where the stigma is placed on one community, based purely on those elements.”
She also says that part of the problem is corrupt councillors.
“We’re even faced with issues of our councillors snubbing us and not being able to support us internally within the wards, within this community.”
A number of garages, liquor stores and shops were looted throughout the evening.