Seven Hermanus protesters released on bail


Charges have been dropped against six of the 69 arrested so far

Photo of court building
On Friday a number of protesters were released in Hermanus. More will appear in court early next week. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

On Friday seven people involved in the recent protests for housing in Hermanus were released on bail. Six have had charges against them dropped in the Magistrate’s Court, according to community leader Sicelo Gxamesi. 56 arrested community members will appear in court next week.

After protests in late March, 69 people were arrested for looting, public violence, and property damage.

Hundreds of people marched from Zwelihle to the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday to show support for the arrested community members, demanding their release.

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