Durban - Safety and security officials in KwaZulu-Natal have condemned the torching of two trucks and the blockading of the N2 between Mtubatuba and Hluhluwe on Tuesday.
According to police reports around 5.30am a group of 250 people blockaded the N2 near Madanyeni area and set two trucks on fire.
Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the incident is believed to be linked to service delivery protests in the area.
"Two trucks were set alight. The situation was tense and Public Order Police members were called in to stabilize the situation. Two charges of malicious damage to property will be opened at KwaMsane police station for investigation," she said.
Zinhle Mngomezulu, spokesperson for the KZN Road Traffic Inspectorate said their officers were also on scene and the road had to be temporarily closed. Videos captured by people on and near the scene also showed the trucks being looted.