Humansdorp Residents Protest for Better Housing

By Joseph Chirume

There have been ongoing protests in KwaNomzamo township in Humansdorp, Eastern Cape, since last Thursday. Residents are demanding houses and better services. A police constable was injured, vehicles stoned and municipal buildings damaged. Roads have been barricaded.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Majola Nkohli said a police constable sustained head injuries after she was hit by a stone. She was treated at the Humansdorp Hospital. He said a kilometre of the R330 near Shuku Shukuma informal settlement was damaged by burning tyres.

On Thursday morning, calm had been restored and the road to St Francis Bay reopened. The South African Police Service (SAPS) and Public Order Policing Unit (POP) continue to monitor the situation.