Stanford Road now open - but drivers warned to be cautious

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

Stanford Road is now open to traffic but Port Elizabeth police have advised drivers to use caution as they are still monitoring the situation while Booyen Park remains under lock down. 

This follows a violent service delivery protest in the suburb on Monday morning, which saw the torching of an Algoa bus and damage to another one.

The residents had also blocked all roads leading to the suburb with burning tyres and rubble. They also threatened to burned down public property if their demands are not met. Among the residents' grievances is a demand for houses.

Police had to use water cannons, teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters, who responded with petrol bombs.