Durban - Service delivery protests caused traffic mayhem in uMlazi and Isipingo Orient Hills, south of Durban on Thursday.
Residents from a transit camp on Mfundi Mngadi Drive (M35) blocked the road with refuse, tyres and tree stumps and set them alight between Phila Ndwandwe Road/Platt Drive intersection and Citrus Drive. Traffic travelling to and from Umlazi, Orient Hills, Lotus Park, Malukazi and Embokodweni were affected.
Tyres were also placed across the road and set alight in the Reunion business district outside the Pelgrim Train station.
Durban Metro police spokesperson Parboo Sewpersad said the roads were reopened after Public Order Police intervened.
He said the city sent in Tractor Loader Backhoe (TLB) to clear the road.