Durban - Protest action on the N2 northbound caused traffic chaos on Monday when the road between the M7 and EB Cloete/Spaghetti Junction had to be temporarily closed.
Protesters burned tyres, stoned vehicles and blockaded the road in the Ridgeview Road in the Cato Manor area.
Durban Metro Police spokesman, Senior Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad said: “Protesters threw also threw rocks, chairs and sofas onto the freeway".
Community Policing Forum groups and Rescue Care paramedics who were on scene also reported that a bus had been burned.
Sewpersad urged motorists to use alternate routes when the roads while authorities tried to clear the area of debris. “Motorists are urged to stay away from the M7 altogether and to use alternate routes until the road completely clears.”