Protests over burnt shacks in Durban

File photo: REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

File photo: REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Published Aug 17, 2015


Durban - Protests erupted at Durban’s Kennedy Road informal settlement on Monday, as about 200 protesters burnt tyres and debris blocking roads, police said.

Police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker said officers from the Public Order Policing unit, the Greenwood Park and Sydenham police stations were deployed to the area.

“They were protesting about service delivery after their shacks were destroyed by fire last week,” he said.

He said police had instructed the protesters to disperse and that a case of public violence had been opened at the Sydenham police station.

He said there were no immediate reports of injuries and no one had been arrested.


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