MEDIA RELEASE
 
For immediate release
 
20 April 2016
 
CBD Protest and Traffic Disruption
 
EThekwini Municipality is aware of the protest that took place in the CBD. There were reports that Municipal trucks hampered the flow of traffic in certain parts of the City today, 20 April 2016. A Memorandum of grievances was received by City officials.
 
The Municipality is monitoring the situation through the law enforcement agencies after being informed that employees from Roads and Stormwater Department attempted to blockade roads in various parts of the Central Business District (CBD).
 
A meeting between the City Manager and employee representatives to discuss the way forward is currently underway.
 
The situation is under control. Safety measures such as CCTV cameras, are in place to monitor the movements of vehicles and to ensure that further traffic disruption is minimised. Law enforcement personnel will take necessary action where there are transgressions.
 
Ends
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit.
For more information contact Thulani Mbatha on 031 311 4820 or email thulani.mbatha1@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 418 or email: princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za.
 
 
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