Protesters block road, destroy, damage property, New Brighton

South African Police Service

Since 05:00 this morning, 21 May 2018, a group of about 100 residents of New Brighton blocked Njoli Road with burning tyres and rubble.

By 06:30 a bus was thrown with stones and damaged, and by 08:00 another bus was completely destroyed after it was set alight. Both incidents happened in Maqanda Street, New Brighton.

This followed after residents of Mandela Village voiced their dissatisfaction towards the local Ward 18 councillor in a housing related project.

Public Order Police are still in the area clearing roads and ensuring the safety of community.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service