GEORGE NEWS - Two suspects charged with public violence during an anti-GO GEORGE march on 28 July 2015 are yet to see their case finalised in the Thembalethu Regional Court.
The march took place just weeks before four buses were torched in George on 19 August.
Fikile Sondlo and Alvis Bambiso briefly appeared in court on Monday 11 February. They are facing charges of public violence after members of various taxi associations marched from Nelson Mandela Boulevard in Thembalethu to the George municipal offices in York Street.
The protesters marched against the compensation model, which offered R350 000 for taxi owners' first permit with the rest calculated on a sliding scale.
The taxi members were joined by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), African National Congress (ANC) and a convoy of about 100 taxis.
The protest was relatively peaceful. However, as protesters moved down Nelson Mandela Boulevard, the police used stun grenades to disperse the protesters who occupied all four traffic lanes, refusing to keep to the left. Attempts by some to burn tyres were stopped by the police.
The case was postponed to 3-6 June as witnesses were not present and there was no projector to view evidence material.