'Hostage' situation in Umlazi over - police

2016-02-26 15:33

Durban – Police diffused a hostage situation in Umlazi T-Section, Durban, a spokesperson said on Friday afternoon.

Durban police had rushed to a area, where it was believed that a councillor had been locked in his home.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said members of the community became "irate with someone who came to address them" and confined the official to the borders of their home property. It is believed residents were frustrated with lack of electricity in the area.

"Once police arrived on scene people quickly dispersed and the situation was calmed down. We do not anticipate any further issues."

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