‘There is just too much anger over what happened in Phoenix’

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A torched car in the middle of the road in Phoenix.
A torched car in the middle of the road in Phoenix.
Thabiso Goba

There are mounting fears that the rising racial tensions in Phoenix, north of Durban, could result in clashes between police and angry protesters.

According to statistics provided by the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government, more than 20 black people were killed in Phoenix since the outbreak of last week’s unrest, which saw shops looted and property vandalised.

Despite the national lockdown alert level 4 prohibiting large gatherings, The Witness has established that some individuals were on Wednesday mobilising people to participate in a protest against the killings.

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