ETHEKWINI NEWS FLASH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

31 AUGUST 2015

City To Convene An Urgent Meeting With Residents After Service Delivery Protest On The N2

About 400 disgruntle protesters from Ward 29 barricaded the N2 and burnt tyres this morning, 31 August 2015, during a service delivery protest. 

The Ridge View transit camp protesters, who had no written memorandum, demanded that they be moved from the interim shelters they are currently occupying. The protests demanded government houses, or that eThekwini Municipality allow them to erect shacks. 

Municipal officials, Durban Metro Police and members of the South African Police Service attended to the matter, ensuring that it does not turn violent. There were no reported cases of vandalism. 

City officials will convene an urgent meeting with the residents to address their grievances. 

ENDS 

Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information members of the media can contact Gugu Sisilana on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za​ or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za