Protests rock Durban township

2015-06-10 20:42
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Durban - More than 1 000 people had to be dispersed by police in Durban’s Lindelani township after staging protests over a lack of housing and speed humps.

eThekwini spokesperson Tozi Mthethwa said that Mayor James Nxumalo was in a bid to bring peace to the troubled township.

Resident blockaded roads with boulders and burning tyres and ultimately surrounded the house of the local councillor, destroying his water meter in the process.

Mthethwa said Nxumalo had condemned the violence that had broken out.

“The residents’ grievances included the need for more houses to be built and the lack of speed humps in the area,”said Mthethwa.

Police spokesperson Major Thulane Zwane confirmed the protest, saying that police were still monitoring the situation.

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