Police officers from the Parow police station and members of the public policing unit used stun grenades and rubber bullets on Wednesday night to bring rioters under control.
A chaos broke out in front of the magistrate’s court in Arnold Wilhelm Street shortly after 19:00 after a group of Somali citizens allegedly stopped a vehicle and set it on fire and assaulted the driver.
Among other things, people claim in the video that Somalis crashed into the car because the driver tried to kidnap a Somali child.
Several videos of the incident began circulating on social media shortly thereafter.
SA Updates will update this article when more information becomes available.