Durban – Angered by the desecration and clearing of a cemetery, protesting farm dwellers and community members on Tuesday blocked off the R74 between Kranskop and Greytown with logs, tyres and broken bottles and set alight some farmlands.
The area has been tense since the weekend.
Protesters accuse a local farmer of disrespect after he allegedly cleared a cemetery on his farm that was being used by the community.
#sapsKZN Road R74 between Kranskop and Greytown are barricaded as a result of #ProtectionAction this am. #SAPS Pietermaritzburg POP Unit members, Greytown RTI & the Local councillor & neighbouring stations are present in the area to restore order. ME pic.twitter.com/bDKdfX3IsY— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) August 7, 2018