Talks ongoing at Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park after violent protests

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
KZN Tourism and Environment MEC Ravi Pillay.
KZN Tourism and Environment MEC Ravi Pillay.
Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images

KwaZulu-Natal tourism and environment MEC Ravi Pillay on Tuesday said the volatile situation at Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, has been brought under control.

The violence was due to a protest by residents living next to the park, who vandalised the facility’s fence after accusing Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife of failing to provide them with employment opportunities.

Briefing members of the portfolio committee on conservation and environmental affairs, Pillay said Ezemvelo was currently in talks with the protesters.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism.
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Daily Poll
National Treasury says around R38 billion will be given to businesses and people to help them recover from the recent looting. What are your thoughts on this matter?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
It seems like a good amount
27% - 38 votes
I don’t think it will be enough
31% - 43 votes
I’m not sure yet, we’ll wait and see
42% - 59 votes
Latest Issue

View The Witness in PDF

Latest Issue
Read the latest news from KZN in digital form.
Read now