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11 Jul 2019 | 07:49 AM UTC

South Africa: Ongoing protests causing traffic disruptions in Durban July 11

South Africa News Alert

Protests, roadblocks reported in Durban July 11; avoid all gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Durban

Event

Protests and associated roadblocks have been reported in front of the city hall in Durban as of Thursday morning (local time), July 11, reportedly in support of embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede. According to local reports, protesters have closed the Dr Pixley Kaseme and Dorothy Nyembe roads, as well as Anton Lembede Street, leading to significant traffic disruptions in the area.

Localized transportation disruptions can be expected over the coming hours amid heightened security presence. Clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out. Similar protests are possible in Durban over the coming days.

Advice

Individuals in Durban are advised to monitor developments of the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, prepare for consequent traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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