Riot police monitoring Durban 'hot spots'

2016-06-07 08:28
Tyres burn during Monday's protest action in Durban. (Amanda Khoza, News24)

Tyres burn during Monday's protest action in Durban. (Amanda Khoza, News24)

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Durban - Riot police were monitoring “hot spots” across Durban on Tuesday morning after a day of violent civil unrest on Monday.

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Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said that all areas were calm, barring a stretch of Inanda Road where people had started gathering.

“We have deployed our resources strategically and we are monitoring the situation closely. Everything for now is calm but people have started to gather on Inanda Road and our officers are making attempts to break them up and disperse them again,” he said.

On Monday several groups had worked in unison to barricade roads in Sea Cow Lake, KwaMashu and Riverhorse Valley.

They effectively managed to choke the important industrial district for most of the day, with a series of tense standoffs with police.

Marshall Security spokesperson Kyle van Reenen urged motorists to travel cautiously.

“North Coast Road, the N2, Queen Nandi Drive as well as the M19 and Umgeni Road are all clear for now. No activity has been reported and traffic is free flowing,” he said.

“We advise motorists to drive with caution in these areas though, as the unrest still remains volatile, as well as heed caution to a large amount of debris left in the roadways,” he added.

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