WATCH: Cops hurt in uMlazi service delivery protest
Durban- Two Durban Metro police officers attached to the Public Order Unit have been rushed to hospital after they were struck with bricks in Reunion south of Durban on Monday.
Service delivery issues was the main point of contention when approximately 100 people from a nearby informal settlement in Malaba Hills blocked off
Prince Mcwayizeni Drive near Jeenas Warehouse.
Tyres, rubble, refuse and wooden pallets were strewn across the road which leads into Umlazi, Glebelands and the Mangosuthu Technikon.
Tyres were also set alight.
Senior Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad, a spokesperson for Durban Metro Police, said when their rapid response unit got to the scene they were pelted with stones and bricks.
"The situation was very volatile. Both members were struck on the head with bricks. Additional police had to be called in. It is alleged that there is discontent over the power supply to two informal settlements on either side of the road. One has electricity and the other does not. We have contacted the relevant departments in the city to deal with the issue," Sewpersad said.
Police had moved the angry mob from the road so that it can be cleared and opened to traffic.
Sewpersad said the area was still volatile.