100+ held for violent Greytown protest

2012-04-12 11:25

Durban - More than 100 people were arrested for public violence during an illegal march in Greytown on Thursday morning, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

"About 132 people, including juveniles, were arrested during an illegal march between Muden and Greytown on the R74 Main Road at 02:00," Captain Thulani Zwane said.

The residents are believed to have been marching over a lack of service delivery in the area.

The protesters allegedly blockaded the road with tyres, rocks, tyres and debris.

"There were no reports of violence, looting or damage to property," Zwane said.

The situation had been stabilised and police were monitoring the area.

Motorists were advised to use the Pietermaritzburg Road, the R33 Dundee Road or the Mooi River N3 as alternative routes.

  • Shirley - 2012-04-12 11:44

    Held,given a meal,released to do the same thing again! Blah,blah-its all just meaningless!

  • Patrick - 2012-04-12 12:33

    I for one hope they keep protesting, it's getting a bit ridiculous now in these smaller municipalities. I know in Hilton there's an average of 4 power cuts a week (an average of 4 - 13 hours at a time), at least 3 days a week with no water and the rates are through the roof. I have no issue with protesters as long as something eventually gets done, why do we pay rates otherwise?

  • vuyo.zuccherro.gqwaru - 2012-04-12 13:01

    They say power can corrupt or can go to your head, but what about freedom? The constitution says people have the right to march/strike, now what they do is become violent and unruly instead of appealing to the officials in a civilised manner.

      Sean - 2012-04-12 14:06

      Maybe they should start paying for the services they are demanding. That might get things moving. A novel approach, I know, but maybe worth a try.

      vuyo.zuccherro.gqwaru - 2012-04-12 14:35

      You have hit the nail on the head Sean

  • Jeffrey - 2012-04-12 13:08

    Eh? More than 100 people were arrested for public violence, but the captain said there were no reports of violence.

      mchunusihle - 2012-04-12 13:24

      I'm confused also how can they be arrested for violent protest when there were no reports of violence??

      Erkie69 - 2012-04-13 11:10

      once again, brilliant reporting by this journo....

  • Irene - 2012-04-12 13:13

    LOL! Keep on suffering until you grow a brain.

  • Sean - 2012-04-12 14:05

    I no longer have any sympathy for service delivery protesters. Firstly, they mostly still vote for a party that cannot deliver and secondly, they mostly do not pay for the services they are demanding. In fact, they mostly vote ANC because it promisses them everything for free.

  • Irene - 2012-04-12 14:09

    Oh my word but this is so funny. These morons are protesting while the chauffeurs of their 'leedahs' are creaming R265k a month for the salaries of their chauffeurs! Burn it all down morons!

  • Erkie69 - 2012-04-13 11:08

    very good reporting here, well done to the genius who wrote this article: " blockaded the road with tyres, rocks, tyres and debris."

      Jeffrey - 2012-04-16 13:38

      Maybe they used twice as many tyres as they did rocks and debris? Or maybe it's just bad reporting....

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