Three arrested in Durban service delivery protest

2015-06-03 20:06
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Durban - Police arrested three people following service delivery protests in KwaMakutha in Durban on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said about 300 people started staging an illegal protest in the early hours of the morning in the southern township.

“Members were dispatched to dissolve the crowd. Upon arrival, protesters threw stones at police officers damaging a state vehicle. After a while, police were able to calm down the situation.”

He said that the three suspects face charges of malicious damage to property and public violence and were expected to appear in court soon.

Naicker said the protesters appeared to be unhappy at the lack of development in their area.

Comment could not immediately be obtained from the eThekwini municipality.

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