This was the scene in Shawlands tonight when large crowds gathered outside a new cafe to watch the fireworks.
Police were on their way to the scene and there were long lines of cars on Kalmarnak Road.
Shawlands tonight. Someone thought it was a good idea to set off fireworks on the main road. pic.twitter.com/39bdCMEJcZ.
– Katrina Stewart (adLadyCatHT) September 3, 2021.
A group of men light industrial-style fireworks in the street parking lot outside the Milk Strip Cafe.
Pyrotechnics fired into the night sky around 8.45pm in front of Shores Shopping Center.
An initial fireworks display stopped before the second round of explosives, which went off into the air just a few meters from the residential property.
An eyewitness said: “It was crazy.
“I live nearby and came out when I heard the first sound of fireworks but I thought it all calmed down or I would leave.
“When the second lot started to go, I jumped out of my skin – you could feel the heat from them and sparks were coming down on my hair and clothes.
“There were small children watching them go.
“I don’t understand how anyone can decide to keep it safe.”