Vulindlela, Pietermaritzburg, protest continues

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Vulindlela community members in Pietermaritzburg were stranded yet again on Tuesday following an ongoing protest by ward 5 and 6 residents.

The protest started on Monday. The residents used hundreds of bottles, trees and burning tyres to block the road.

The road is closed from Henley to KwaZinqamu. This has forced taxis from Elandskop to use the Howick route to get into town.

The residents are complaining about the load reduction that happens from 5pm to 9pm everyday.

On Monday night it is alleged that the residents went as far as blocking the ward 5 councillor, Nathi Mbanjwa’s, gate with burning wood and rubbish.

“This problem has been going on for quite some time now and we are tired. We no longer want to live like this now. They must sort it out. Until there is a solution to this we are not planning to move away from the road,” said one resident.

Mbanjwa was not available to comment.

This is a developing story.

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