Muden protest: MECs set up task team

2012-05-23 00:00

A TASK team has been set up to deal with the ongoing land protest in Muden and Greytown that has brought the area to a standstill.

The task team will consist of MEC of Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Willies Mchunu, Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Dr Meshack Radebe and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube.

Announcing the team after a cabinet sitting in Vryheid yesterday, Premier Zweli Mkhize said: “We want them to talk to the community and persuade our people there to allow the normal processes to unfold.

Mchunu briefed the cabinet about the protest which has seen the R74 between Greytown and Muden being blockaded with rocks and shrubs.

KwaZulu-Natal Transport Department spokesperson Kwanele ­Ncalane said they were concerned that the community was getting violent and stoning passing cars.

For the past few weeks, the community held daily protests and blocked the road. They confiscated keys from truck drivers, used the trucks to block the road and cut water supplies to nearby areas.

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