EAST LONDON - Hundreds of Stutterheim residents from the Mlungisi township were unable to receive their social grants payments on Wednesday, due to violent clashes between the police and protesters.
Protests entered a second day on Wednesday, following a week break from the protests which began on October 16.
Angry Stutterheim youth began protesting accusing Amahlathi Local Municipality officials of nepotism, taking bribes in exchange for jobs and offering jobs in exchange for sexual favours.
They also alleged that the local municipal Mayor Pateka Qaba was not a resident of the the municipality and was offering jobs to people that were coming from outside Amahlathi.
They burned down the buildings owned by the municipalities of Amathole and Amahlathi, a clinic and caused massive damage to infrastructure.