Group turns on metro cops at Durban dumpsite

2015-11-18 18:16


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Durban - A small group of people, believed to be scrap-metal collectors, turned on eThekwini Metro Police on Wednesday after officers tried to have them removed from a dumpsite.

It is alleged that about 30 people, unhappy with metro police asking them to remove themselves from a nearby dumpsite, turned violent, setting at least one vehicle on fire and stoning one metro Police car.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said a metro police vehicle was “set alight by about 30 people in the Clare Estate area at about 10:00”.

“They were collecting scrap metal and metro refused [to allow] them to collect at [the] dumping site. Police are investigating a case of public violence and malicious damage to property.”

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