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Motherwell residents turn on each other in service delivery protest

Aug 18, 2015
Motherwell residents turn on each other in service delivery protest

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.