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#SAElections2019: Six people arrested following protests in Durban

By Seanne Rall Time of article published May 8, 2019

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DURBAN - Six people have been arrested following violent protests around Durban on Wednesday morning.

This is according to KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Brigadier Jay Naicker.

"One person was arrested in Ntuzuma and five more were arrested in Bergville," he said.

He said police had been deployed to the areas and have been ensuring that barricaded roads were quickly opened.

Acting Independent Electoral Commission provincial officer, Ntombifuthi Masinga, said they were happy with the efforts by police.

She said at least 99 percent of voting stations have opened and voting was underway. 

In Bergville, affected voting stations should be opened in the next hour. The IEC has said they are working with community leaders and police in the area.



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