Motherwell residents turn on each other in service delivery protest

AUGUST 18, 2015

Police on Tuesday afternoon reportedly had to fire rubber bullets to contain a violent face-off between Motherwell Township residents in Port Elizabeth.

Apparently, Ward 54 residents gathered in the morning to stop NU 29 residents, who were threatening to burn a local primary school and a community hall in their demand for houses.

NU 29 residents have since burnt two municipal trucks and a community hall according to reports.

In the morning, a truck belonging to Checkers was plundered and torched by protesters on the Motherwell - Uitenhage Road.

Residents began blockading the road just before 06:00AM.

A Checkers truck driver, who was caught in the protest and tried to make U-turn at the burning barricades, was overpowered by residents. They plundered the truck and then destroyed it.

Will have more information once we have it.

Image: Thanduxolo Dayile Doda via Facebook.