10 held after Folweni protests

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Published Mar 15, 2016


Durban - Ten people are expected to appear in court on charges of public violence that erupted in Durban’s southern Folweni area, police said on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane said that the 10 were taken into custody after protests in the area on Monday afternoon resulted in an office at a school being torched and the local fire station being burnt for a second time.

Less than two weeks ago the fire station which was built less than a year ago was targeted by protesters.

Some police vehicles were damaged during the protest.

It is understood that the police’s water cannon was petrol bombed but suffered only paintwork damage as officers quickly put out the blaze.

The area has seen numerous protests related to Ward 95 in the eThekwini Metro Municipality during the past three weeks, that has resulted in extensive damage to municipal and government property.

African News Agency

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