ETHEKWINI NEWS FLASH
 
06/06/2016
 
For Immediate Release
 
Urgent Notice: City Warns of Protest Action on Major Roads
 
The City received reports early this morning, 06 June 2016 that a group of furious residents from different wards have blockaded roads, by burning vehicles and tyres.
 
Roads that have been blockaded include:
1. Newlands East/Nandi Drive
2. Nandi Drive/Quarry Heights
3. North Coast Road/Nandi Drive
4. North Coast/Nandi Drive
5. M19/ Mount Batten Drive
 
The City urges all residents to drive with caution and to avoid the above mentioned roads.
 
Investigations have revealed the protest is of a political nature, and is not service delivery related.
 
Metro Police members, Disaster Management and Operation Sukuma Sakhe/ Rapid Response officials were immediately dispatched to the affected areas and are on the ground to collect information from protesting residents. City law enforcement is also on site to reroute traffic and to ensure the safety of motorists and residents.
 
In the run up to the local government elections, Mayor acknowledges that people are free to exercise their constitutional rights by voicing their concerns; however residents should do so in a peaceful manner without damaging property, injuring law-abiding citizens or blockading roads, thus preventing others from going to school and work.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa.
For more information members of the media can contact Thulani Mbatha on 031 311 4820 or email: thulani.mbatha1@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za
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