Situation still tense in Walmer township

AUGUST 13, 2015

Motorists are urged to avoid the Walmer area this morning as residents embarked on a violent service delivery protest for the second day.

Early on residents besieged the Walmer police station demanding that police release one protester, who was arrested in the morning for public disorder.

Police had to use stun grenades and tear gas to control the crowd.

Protesters were threatening to burn down the police station if the arrested is not released

Meanwhile, several cars were damaged by stone throwers and rush hour traffic brought to a slow wind along Main Road Walmer.

A woman was taken to hospital by police after a brick went through her windscreen resulting in her losing control of her vehicle and hitting a tree stump.

Residents are angry over housing delivery and jobs in the area.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has condemned the protests saying there are peaceful channels available for residents to air their grievances.

The municipality said the protesters were preventing other residents from going to work and had forced businesses in the area to close.

Read more on this here: WALMER PROTESTS CONTINUE FOR SECOND DAY