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Police deployed to Nkandla as protest action grows in KZN

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Police deployed to Nkandla as protest action grows in KZN
Web page online visitors on the N3 between Durban and Pietermaritzburg was backlogged for several kilometres due to protest action.

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The police had been deployed to Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday morning.

The deployment came after frequent protests in and around Durban following a viral message calling for a “#ShutdownKZN” protest in give a enhance to of primitive president Jacob Zuma after he was jailed on Wednesday night.

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According to the viral message, Zuma’s supporters deliberate to shut down “factories, authorities, retail outlets and roads”.

Provincial police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele told TimesLIVE officers had been deployed to the Nkandla repute.

“We are able to verify there would possibly perchance be protest action in the King Cetshwayo district and the N2 is closed due to protesters burning tyres and trucks blocking the motorway. There are no reviews of any arrests.

“Within Durban there are most productive carrier shipping protests in the Umzinyathi, Nqutu and Ntuzuma areas,” she acknowledged.

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A foremost route in KwaZulu-Natal, the N3 between Durban and Pietermaritzburg was blocked by burning tyres and placement visitors was backlogged for several kilometres.

Earlier, Durban metro police spokesperson Senior Supt Parbhoo Sewpersad confirmed to TimesLIVE there had been several attractive protests on Durban roads on Friday morning. He acknowledged protesters had been at:

  • Alpine and Umgeni roads;
  • Alpine Avenue reverse the Shell storage;
  • the N2 between Umhlanga and Sibiya;
  • Ntuzuma E fragment; and
  • in Verulam on the M27 come Spar Waterloo.

“The police carrier has been dispatched,” he acknowledged.

Motorists maintain posted visuals on social media which showed trucks blockading the N2 in Richards Bay and Tongaat.

BY Nivashni Nair

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Police deployed to Nkandla as protest action grows in KZN