Durban - Protesters who stoned cars on the N3 last week had their demands answered on Wednesday when all Mooi Mpofana municipal councillors were relieved of their duties.
Not only were they relieved of their duties, but the municipality had been placed under administration, KwaZulu-Natal co-operative affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said.
Last week, dissatisfaction with local municipality mayor Ntombi Mpangase's performance led to vehicles on the N3 near the Mooi River toll plaza being stoned.
At one stage residents lit tyres and police used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse them.
The municipality's affairs had deteriorated to such an extent that it received a qualified audit opinion and public funds were being abused.