Muden-Greytown road blockaded

2016-03-30 06:00
 Youngsters stroll away from this dangerous blockage on a corner.

Youngsters stroll away from this dangerous blockage on a corner.

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A GROUP of unruly youngsters is said to be behind the blockage of the Muden-Greytown road from Thursday midday until Sunday, causing considerable problems to the increased number of vehicles travelling through for the Easter weekend.

Muden SAPS, Greytown SAPS, Umvoti Municipality and RTI were called in throughout the weekend to clear rocks, cables, trees, etc. A SAPS spokesman said no one had claimed responsibility or requested a meeting to discuss any problems.

It was thought that a gang of youngsters were behind the blockade­ – some residents said however, it could have been in protest against electricity not being switched on in some areas.

Muden Police cleared the rocks on Thursday afternoon, but these were once again back in the evening in the vicinity of Muden clinic and Mbalane turn-off.

The gang also raided a construction camp, stole reels of cable, which were used to barricade the road.

Road signs were dug out and used as part of the barricade.

On Friday morning an Umvoti Municipality ITB cleared the road and the cable was untied, but by Friday night the barricades were back, including concrete pipes and steel structures.

Some residents reported hearing shots on Thursday night and there were reports of vehicles being stoned.

With tensions building on the political front with the upcoming local government elections it is hoped that action is taken by the authorities to find and penalise those responsible for the Easter weekend blockades.

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