Protests erupt in Banana City

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Durban - Police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse about 50 protesters at an informal settlement in Durban's Reservoir Hills early on Wednesday morning.

Police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane said the protests at the settlement, known as Banana City, were related to service delivery.

“They blocked the roads with burning tyres and stones and members used water cannon and rubber bullet to disperse them. Public order police members are still at the scene to monitor the protests. No arrest have been made and no injuries reported,” said Zwane.

East Coast Radio reported on Wednesday that Varsity Drive, one of the main access roads to the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus, had been blocked by the protesters who cut down trees and set them on fire on the road. - Sapa


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