Court okays refinery demo

2008-04-01 00:00

A High court decision to allow the South Durban community and students from the University of KZN to protest outside the gates of the Engen oil refinery has been described as “a slap in the face” for eThekwini municipal manager Dr Michael Sutcliffe and the Durban Metro Police, and a “victory for democracy”.

South Durban Environmental Alliance spokesman Desmond D’Sa said yesterday that the protesters are demanding the relocation of the refinery because of the large numbers of explosions and fires — seven last year and four so far this year — as well as health concerns. 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.

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