Police, IEC monitor Mossel Bay after protests

George - Police and IEC officials are reportedly keeping a close eye on the situation in Kwa Noqaba, Mossel Bay, as a municipal by-election is held amid violent protests in the town.

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eNCA tweeted that up to 20 people have been arrested as the protest entered its fourth day on Wednesday.

The Cape Times reported that about 7 000 people took to the streets on Tuesday, demanding an end to electricity disconnections, among other grievances.

Petrol bombs were reportedly thrown at the police and stun grenades and rubber bullets were used to disperse the crowds.

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said a municipal by-election in Ward 13 would go ahead.

According to Safm, voting got under way on Wednesday morning, with police and IEC officials keeping a close eye on the situation in the town.

Richard Young 2014-08-13 10:20:38 AM
Funny, they vote for the same party. They don't want the party changing, they want better service delivery from that party. Well clearly it's just not going to happen
Hanneli Erasmus 2014-08-13 10:39:23 AM
Protesting against bad service delivery is one thing but these guys are protesting because the expect free water and electricity. Some people who lives in Qwa Noqaba said that most of the protesters are not even residents they were dropped off by buses from P.E in the Eastern Cape. Sad thing is at the end of the day they will probably get what they want and the law abiding citizens who pay for water and electricity and pay for service delivery's bill will sky rocket to substitute the parasites. Maybe one of these days in the near future when the country is barren and all the parasites are left with is the stone they sit on they will be happy.
Andrew John Becker 2014-08-13 10:48:04 AM
Andrew John Becker 2014-08-13 10:49:40 AM
Send in Cyril
Malusi Siyabonga 2014-08-13 10:55:36 AM
DA is taking us down. We will vote them out
Valerie Elizabeth Burns 2014-08-13 10:44:01 PM
My 93 year old mother in law was caught in this violence in Mosselbay - she is in a state of shock and very traumatized.