eThekwini Municipality bus, truck petrol-bombed during protest

2016-07-09 17:35
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Durban – A group of protesters from the Kennedy Road informal settlement petrol bombed an eThekwini Municipality bus and truck on Saturday.

KZN police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said the group of people from Kennedy Road informal settlement protested at the intersection of Umngeni Road and the N2 near Durban complaining about their shacks being demolished.

Zwane said the group gathered from 05:30.

“Fifteen passengers who were in a bus were injured and two were seriously injured as a results of the petrol bomb.”

Zwane said four petrol bombs were found at the scene and that the police and Durban Metro police had been deployed to monitor the situation.  

"A case of public violence has been opened at the Sydenham police station", said Zwane.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Mxolisi Kaunda has condemned the violent protest.

Kaunda said: “We strongly condemn such acts and we are currently tightening our legislation to ensure that those responsible for this face the full might of the law.

“We are working closely with the police and all relevant stakeholders to ensure that such illegal and violent protests are dealt with accordingly."

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