Protesters block road near Durban highway

2012-09-11 09:01

Durban - A group of about 150 people blocked the Umgeni road near the N2 in Durban on Tuesday morning, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said protesters burned tyres and had barricaded the Umgeni road.

Police were redirecting traffic, Mdunge said.

Protesters were complaining that they were not hired at the construction site of a new bridge on Umgeni road.

No violent incidents had been reported and police were keeping watch.

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  • marc.ross.965 - 2012-09-11 09:11

    20years ago people wanted the vote, they wanted Democracy and a right to determine a better future by electing leaders of their choosing. Other people were cynical, claiming that the majority population of South Africa were not mentally or socially developed enough to understand or correctly utilize the concept of a constitional democracy. Now 20years later I wonder who is being proven correct?

      mzondistanley - 2012-09-11 10:28

      It meant even to mismanage themselves but peacefully!! Not with knobkellies and Phangas!!

  • julian.booyens - 2012-09-11 09:12

    So if you live in the area you need to get the job first do you know how to build a bridge ? What do you do when the construction is finished ?

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-09-11 11:13

      The guy in the photo must do athletics. It is clear that he will be good in hurdles, long jump or high jump. Now he waste his time with burning tires. LOL!

  • Pete7930 - 2012-09-11 09:15

    acting like jungle people and they wonder why they were not hired?!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-09-11 09:32

    Just look at these people, they are protesting in each and every province now burning and trashing. Surely something now has to be done urgently to put an end to this. This gets portrayed on tv what must the world think of us. Animals in the jungle dont carry on like this. Government is there is any in this land, needs to pass a law to stop all this protesting, its not good for the country. The sooner these elections are over and done with the better for everybody. There is a third force at work and it is harming our country. If this protesting is against service delivery and the ANC is the governing body then they must vote for Davy Crockett next time round.

  • paul.carlisle.7121 - 2012-09-11 09:35

    Its about jobs guys. Their behaviour is a measure of their desperation, what would you do to get noticed in their situation, dont judge. We need to create jobs and give people back their dignity.

      jonathan.saunders.10 - 2012-09-11 09:49

      i totaly agree with that theres no work in this country not only for blacks but whites aswell and by the looks of things, its not gana get any better any time soon. even if you qualified they wont hire because they cant pay some bosses are dam greedy.

      marc.ross.965 - 2012-09-11 09:58

      Paul. what I would do in their situation is vote for a different government. People are being stoned in their cars (Granny in Coma article last week)You call this being noticed ??? Vote ANC then burn & destroy. Vote ANC then burn and destroy agian. Would you give these people a job. They are beyond the point of being employable. Just look at our mines? Hack and burn people to death in the name of wage negotiations. Wonder what you will say when your children or wife gets caught by this mob. Oh it is just a measure of their desperation.

  • peter.mansfield.395 - 2012-09-11 09:38

    Funny :-( ?

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  • Pete7930 - 2012-09-11 10:16

    Actually, its about education and money. whether they have jobs or not does not stop them from acting like this. our country has a generation, maybe 2, that are without education and our political struggle wastes all the funding that the country could be using to put toward education. we are never going to resolve this in our lifetime.

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