Talks ongoing at Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park after violent protests

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KZN Tourism and Environment MEC Ravi Pillay.
KZN Tourism and Environment MEC Ravi Pillay.
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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.

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