WATCH: Metro buses block roads into Durban


Durban Transport buses are blocking traffic on all major arterial routes into Durban today. 

According to Rescue Care's Garrith Jamieson buses have blocked the Umgeni Road and Connaught Bridge intersections and the M4 North at Blue Lagoon and the N3 at Spaghetti Junction. Three buses at Spaghetti Junction seem to be blocking traffic into town. There are also reports of blockages on the M4 South at Merewent.

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Traffic Congestion on the M4 South after a bus blockade at Merewent.
Picture: SuppliedMetro buses blockade traffic into town on the M13 at Sherwood.
Picture: SuppliedDurban Transport buses in freeway blockade.
Picture: SuppliedBus stopped on the M4 at Blue Lagoon.
Picture: SuppliedThe DA-led march leaves from the Durban Circus site on north Beach this morning.
Picture: Tanya WaterworthBikers join the anti-Zuma march in Durban today
Picture: Tanya Waterworth

Metro police are present at some of the blockades to try and control and divert traffic. 

The reasons for the blockade have yet to be explained. Although there is speculation the blockades are aimed at stopping people joining the marches at in the city today. 

Mayoral Parlour communications unit spokesman Mthunzi Gumede said: "We are thin with details, we will be able to assess once police give something."

According to a source in the council, municipal officials were caught off guard by the protest action of the Durban bus drivers, and were still trying to establish the reason for municipal buses abandoned across major freeways across the city, blocking traffic.
The source said they were not certain whether the protest action was related to the anti-Zuma protest, or separate grievances the bus drivers may have with the city.

Meanwhile ANC Youth League supporters were trickling in to the ANC's Durban Regional Office ahead of a march to ABSA where they are demanding the bank 'pay back the money'. It is estimated a crowd of 2000 marchers carrying sticks are being led by ANCYL eThekwini secretary Thinta Cibane. 

They carried posters stating "ancyl KZN supports President Zuma" and "Down with white monopoly capital".
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