Durban - Rubber bullets and teargas were used to disperse about 1500 protesters from the N3 near Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.
“The protesters were throwing stones at passing vehicles. Two cases of malicious damage to property have been opened for investigation,” Captain Thulani Zwane said.
The protests started on Friday, but died down over the weekend. They erupted again on Monday and Wednesday. Protesters have been calling for the Mooi Mpofana local municipality mayor Ntombi Mpangase to be given the sack.
N3 Toll Concession spokeswoman Andy Visser said on Wednesday: “The situation in the Mooi River area is volatile, with a few motorists reporting stoning of vehicles and intermittent blockading of the N3.
“Furthermore, manning of the Mooi River Toll Plaza has been affected by the protest action causing delays and queues at times.”