Unrest continues to plague Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape after protesters set two trucks alight early on Wednesday.
Police spokesperson Capt Siphokazi Mawisa said the trucks were set alight on the N6. Protesters fled into the bushes after police fired rubber bullets to disperse them.
“The N6 can be used by small vehicles only as trucks cannot pass due to those two trucks that are not yet towed away‚” said Mawisa.
The reason for the protest was not immediately clear. A case of malicious damage to property has been opened. No arrests have been made.
Police are monitoring the area‚ which has been rocked by service delivery protests in recent weeks.
#sapsEC #SAPS members are deployed in the Stutterheim area since early this am on the N6 to restore law and order following #ProtestAction during which 2 trucks were set alight by protesters. Case of Malicious Damage to Property opened for investigation. ME pic.twitter.com/IJqTyAB5xz
— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) November 21, 2018