Protests become violent, businesses damaged, Greenbushes PE

South African Police Service

Protests become violent, businesses damaged, Greenbushes PE
Protests become violent, businesses damaged, Greenbushes PE

The Cluster Commander of Mount Road Cluster, Maj Gen Thembisile Patekile has strongly condemned the lawlessness and acts of criminality during a protest action on Mission Road and Old Cape Road in Greenbushes area early this Wednesday morning, 02 May 2018.

Just after 05:00 this morning residents of Kuyga started to gather and blocking the roads with burning tyres and stones. During the course of the morning protestors became violent and started to break down the walls at the back of businesses in the area to gain entrance to the property.

Four vehicles were set alight whilst others were vehicles were damaged. The protestors resorted to common criminal behaviour and started looting and vandalize the premises and ran away with property from the businesses. No one was injured during these incidents.

Local police and POPS were mobilised and dispersed a number of people using the required and necessary force.

No arrests have been made and the SAPS are maintaining high visibility in the area. Currently Old Cape Road is open for traffic, however Mission Road is still closed.

We urge the community to make use of alternative routes until the situation remains calm.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service