Roads barricaded in Durban service delivery protest

2016-05-11 17:20
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Durban – Around 100 people embarked on a service delivery protest in the Melville township, north of Durban, on Wednesday, police said.

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Police spokesperson Major Shooz Magudulela said residents barricaded the roads with burning tyres and stones during the protest.

"The residents are complaining about the lack of service delivery in the area. At this stage no injuries or damages rare reported. No arrests have been made and members are monitoring the situation," he said.

Speaking to News24, KwaDukuza Mayor Ricardo Mthembu denied that the protest was about service delivery, saying the issue was about the ANC's candidate nomination processes.

"Someone has misled this community and said to them that the nomination process has been completed. This is not true," Mthembu said.

"There are no candidates selected at the moment. We currently have a delegation of leadership addressing the people. We hope this intervention will clear the air."

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