Roads closed over violent protests in Durban

2015-03-31 11:01

Durban - Several roads have been closed near the Umgeni Business Park in Durban after violent protests flared up in the area on Tuesday.

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KZN police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane told News24 that about 400 people started protesting near Inanda Road at 03:00 on Tuesday morning to demand better service delivery and RDP housing.

The protesters obstructed roads with rocks and burning tyres, eNCA reported.

“There are no reports of damages and no one has been injured,” Zwane added.

Zwane advised drivers to take precaution and avoid affected areas near the N2 freeway and rather find alternative routes.

"Protesters are rioting and behaving in a very violent manner," an eyewitness told News24.

Some of the other affected roads include Seacow Lake Road and North Coast Road, the eyewitness added.

A string of traffic reports have since come through on Twitter on Tuesday morning, urging users to steer clear of the affected area.

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