Residents of eMbalenhle near Secunda in Mpumalanga have vowed to continue with their demonstrations until their municipality addresses their grievances.

Several buildings including a shopping centre, Post Office and petrol station in eMbalenhle have been torched by angry residents.

Shops were also looted by protesters.

Violent protests broke out on Sunday as residents are fighting over constant power cuts in the area.

Several streets of Embalenhle township are littered with debris and other objects.

Residents are demanding that their electricity be managed by Eskom and not the municipality.

They say electricity tariffs are also high and unaffordable.

A large police contingent has been deployed in the area to monitor the situation.