Durban - Protesters calling for the removal of a KwaZulu-Natal mayor were blocking part of the N3 passing Mooi River on Monday.
They wanted the removal of the Mooi Mpofana local municipality's mayor, MJ Mpangase, according to the municipality's website.
KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance and traditional affairs spokesman Lennox Mabaso said in a statement the department had sent “a high level rapid response team to the municipality to end the protest action which is blocking traffic on the N3 highway near Mooi River”.
KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate spokeswoman Zinhle Mngomezulu said officially the road was not closed, but that protesters had closed it. She said a joint command centre had been set up, but that comment needed to be obtained from the police.
Police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane could not immediately be reached for comment.