Breidbach residents burn tyres, close the N2

Breidbach residents embarked on a protest this morning leading to the closure of the N2 road between King William’s Town and East London.

Breidbach residents protest for service delivery outside King William’s Town. Picture SISIPHO ZAMXAKA

Police spokeswoman Captain Siphokazi Mawisa confirmed that the protesters were burning tyres along the road.

“The residents have burnt down tyres and have blocked the road leading to East London from King William’s Town,” she said.

“They are continuing with the service delivery protest they had in June,” she added.

This is the second time Breidbach residents are protesting this year for service delivery.

On June 1 the Breidbach together with Zwelitsha community took to the streets when they were protesting for service delivery including houses, meanwhile Zwelitsha residents were protesting over a multimillion-rand water treatment project.

Breidbach residents burning tyres in protest over service delivery outside King William’s Town. Picture SISIPHO ZAMXAKA

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