Jula said the elections had been peaceful, though there had been “one or two” incidents in Plettenberg Bay and on Steve Biko Drive near Khayelitsha. He said the incidents were related to service delivery.
Jula referred to the overnight incident in which parts of the N2 outside Plettenberg Bay were closed because of a protest. On Wednesday morning, protesters set tyres alight on Steve Biko Drive near Khayelitsha.
Tyres were still burning on Thursday on Swartklip Road, another indication of the protest actions that have plagued the area for weeks.
The road leading into Khayelitsha was not closed despite protests and Jula said they had monitored the situation. “The voting process was peaceful and all voting stations operated smoothly, although some stations were delayed, but they opened.”