The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has set aside designated areas for residents to be able to discharge fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day, which is on Saturday.
Municipal spokesman Kupido Baron said fireworks could be discharged between 6pm and 9pm in the designated areas only. They are:
- Uitenhage: open area between Lovebird Street and Tiryville, Uitenhage Sports Ground, and open area between Ponana Tini Road and Tize Street in KwaNobuhle;
- Despatch: open area near the water wheel in Main Street; and
- Beaches: Joorst Park, Wells Estate, Bluewater Bay, Swartkops River Mouth and Kings Beach.
The public can report unlawful discharging of fireworks at the nearest police station or call the fire emergency control room at (041) 508-5566.