2 arrested for public violence in KZN

2012-02-27 18:29
Durban - Two more men were arrested for public violence in Umlazi, south of Durban, on Monday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

"The men were arrested in their homes and we expect to make more arrests," Colonel Jay Naicker said.

Seven men were arrested on Sunday for violent clashes at the weekend.

Violent protests erupted in Umlazi on Friday with shops looted and people injured as hundreds marched in Umlazi T-Section.

"Themba Ngcobo, 51, died and two people were wounded when shots were being fired by the unruly mob," Naicker said.

Police dispersed the gathering.

The protesters regrouped on Saturday. About 600 people gathered at a hostel and allegedly looted houses, Naicker said at the time.

Two tuck shops were set alight and residents were robbed of their groceries and cash.

Ngcobo's body was found near the Kwa-Mnyandu Railway Station on Saturday night.

On Sunday, the Inkatha Freedom Party condemned the violence, saying it was politically motivated.

In a statement, it blamed the breakaway National Freedom Party of being behind the protest.

The men aged between 33 and 46 are expected to appear in the Umlazi Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

- SAPA
Read more on:    durban
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something is blocking the flow of things today and it is easy to become frustrated and pessimistic. The problem is that your mind...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.