KZN protesters torch councillor’s home

Durban - A councillor's house in Mahlongwa, Umkomazi was set alight and cars were stoned during service delivery protests on Monday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Captain Thulani Zwane said a public violence docket was opened but no arrests were made. A police car was stoned during the protests, which began around 6am.

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The crowd calmed down around 3pm after the mayor addressed them, he said.

The SABC reported that police fired rubber bullets to disperse residents after they refused to assemble at a local hall where the mayor was to meet with them.

Zwane could not confirm whether rubber bullets were used. Police were monitoring the area.