DURBAN – Protest action in Bhobhoyi in Port Shepstone entered its second day on Wednesday with many roads going in an out of the area still closed.
“The roads are still closed in Bhobhoyi and Murchison area. Protesters had placed rocks and other objects to obstruct the traffic. This morning [Wednesday] it was discovered that the road had huge rocks blocking the traffic,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane.
The community has been protesting since Tuesday over a poor condition of one of their roads and the lack of budget set aside to fix it.
The Mercury has seen pictures said to be of the protest on Wednesday, community members setting fire to rubble that was dumped on the N2 and others using bricks dumped on the N2 to blockade both sides of the road.
Zwane said traffic is currently being diverted towards Port Edward as an alternative route. POP member are at the scene to monitor the situation.
“A case of malicious damage to property has been opened at SAPS Port Shepstone after the car window of the 51-year-old complainant’s meter taxi was alleged damaged with a stone by a group of males. The driver was proceeding from Murchison to Port Shepstone,” Zwane said.