11 women arrested in KZN protest

2016-05-23 10:48
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Durban - Eleven women were arrested on Monday on charges of public violence after a community protest in Umzinto on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

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This after the road through the Msholozi temporary housing settlement was blockaded by a hundreds of people on Sunday night.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Nqobile Gwala said the women had been detained on Monday morning.

"They are appearing on Monday in the Umzinto Magistrate's Court," she said.

The protest had spilled over into in the Umzinto central business district.

"In the CBD, about 300 people are protesting, blockading the road from Jonathan Road to the Umzinto Clinic. There is also rubble on Temple Road," Gwala added.

"No injuries have been reported and no damage to the property has been recorded. [Police force] members are at the scene to monitor the situation. Road users are advised to use alternate routes," she said.

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