Durban - There was a strong police presence in the Durban city centre on Friday morning to quell any protests in support of embattled eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede whose supporters caused mayhem in around city hall on Thursday.
Essential services in the eThekwini Municipality also resumed peacefully on Friday with operations that had been briefly disrupted returning to normal.
It is alleged that her supporters wanted Gumede to return to office and staged an overnight vigil outside the City Hall and ANC headquarters in Durban.
The group of protesters then intimidated city staff and blocked the entrance to the city hall.
Police had to use force to disperse the crowd.