Durban - Protesters allegedly in support of embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede have shut down operations at the Durban City Hall and municipal buildings nearby on Thursday.
People clad in ANC regalia have closed off the intersections around the Durban City Hall. Protesters have closed of Dr Pixley Kaseme and Dorothy Nyembe Road and Anton Lembede Street. This has also caused major traffic congestion in the city centre during peak morning traffic. The protesters are surrounded by a large police contingent.
Colonel Thembeka Mbele, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said from 6am a group of about 200 people gathered together in the Durban CBD.
"Police are monitoring the situation. No damages to property were reported. No injuries were reported at this stage to any persons,"Mbele said.
The African News Agency (ANA) reported that die-hard supporters of criminally charged Gumede braved the cold on Wednesday night and finally got their night vigil under way.