PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - The Bitou Municipality has started counting the costs of the protests that plagued Plettenberg Bay over the past two days.
Not only was access to the coastal holiday blocked with protestors setting objects on fire and pelting passing vehicles with stones, but learners were unable to get to school and business were forced to close their doors as staff could not reach their places of employment.
Parts of the industrial area was also without electricity from Tuesday night as protestors set a mini substation ablaze.
Bitou spokesman Manfred van Rooyen said they were busy counting the costs of the action and that the substation repairs alone was set to be about R500 000.
The N2 between Shell Ultra City and Airport Road, which was forced closed on Tuesday night and most of Wednesday, was however reopened on Thursday morning as protests appeared to have come to an end.
“Police are still monitoring the situation,” Van Rooyen said.