Nine more protesters arrested
NINE people were arrested yesterday during a protest in Langa, Uitenhage.
“They were arrested for public violence and contempt of court,” said Warrant Officer Gerda Swart.
The area was quiet, but police were still keeping watch.
“The situation in the township remains tense but stable, with police monitoring the situation very closely. Late (on Thursday) isolated incidents of tyreburning in the streets were reported.”
She said four other people were arrested on Thursday.
The Nelson Mandela metro appealed for calm in the area.
The protests erupted on Wednesday after the municipality demolished illegally built houses, Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei said. – Sapa