Police, IEC monitor Mossel Bay after protests

2014-08-13 10:09

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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.

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