N2 at Ballito reopened as cops crack down

2016-07-12 09:04
Ballito protest (IPSS Medical Rescue, Supplied to News24)

Ballito protest (IPSS Medical Rescue, Supplied to News24)

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Durban - The N2 near Ballito has been reopened to traffic after it was temporarily closed by protesters stoning cars on Tuesday morning.

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IPSS spokesperson Paul Herbst said the N2 was open to traffic but the P445, a link road between Ballito and Compensation, was still partially barricaded with a heavy police presence at the scene.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said the morning’s protests came after several people were arrested for the torching of an ANC councillor's car and house in February.

“Phoenix Tactical Response Team and Mandeni detectives conducted an intelligence driven operation in the early hours of Monday morning at Shaka’s Head. Seven suspects aged between 23 and 45 who were allegedly involved in protest were identified and arrested. They will appear in the Umhlali Magistrate’s Court today, 12 July 2016 for public violence, arson and malicious damage to property,” he said.

“It took the detectives almost five months to gather evidence and they managed to trace the suspects in the area and were arrested,” Zwane said.

He added that in the wake of the arrests, people had taken to the streets.

“We are dealing with them at the moment, the groups disperse and then reform elsewhere,” he said.

This is a developing story.

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