Walmer Township and Motherwell NU29 declared 'no go areas' for motorists

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Wednesday morning warned motorists to treat Walmer and Motherwell NU29 as 'no go areas' after two violent service delivery protests broke out in the two townships.

"Proceed with caution in the rest of Motherwell," the municipality said.

Early on Port Elizabeth police reportedly had to use stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse the angry residents of Walmer Township.

Victoria Drive has been completely closed off with Buffelsfontein and Heugh Road remaining open for now.

A large police presence is being maintained.