Disgruntled councillor hopefuls behind Durban protests

2016-06-06 08:41
(Amanda Khoza, News24)

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Durban - People who were not nominated as councillors by their political parties may be behind a wave of civil unrest that blocked major routes in Durban on Monday morning, Durban metro police said.

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eThekwini Metro Police spokesperson Superintendent Sbonelo Mchunu said that several groups of people had “made serious attempts” to close the N2, the Umgeni Connaught Interchange and the M19.

The attempts included completely blocking the roads with burning barricades and hurling stones at passing cars.

Mchunu said that metro police and police officers had responded and managed to disperse the groups.

“Metro and SAPS responded to avert the blockages. The current status quo is tense but clear, but with the assistance of the police people can pass through,” he said.

“We think that the people are being incited by individuals who were not nominated as councillors for their respective political parties. We are dealing with them,” he said. 

Marshall Security spokesperson Kyle van Reenen reported that large sections of North Coast Road had also been successfully blocked by protesters.

He advised motorists to stay clear of the area.

The protests essentially girth one of Durban’s largest industrial zones and are expected to cause major traffic delays for morning commuters.

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