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protestNews24 reports that calm was restored at the Durban container terminal after protesting truck drivers blockaded roads overnight, causing traffic congestion on Wednesday morning.  

According to KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele, there was no damage to property or injuries reported from the scene of the protest.  "About 50 truck drivers blockaded Bayhead Road harbour.  The situation is under control and [police] members are monitoring the area," Mbele indicated.  Truck owners who transport shipping containers to and from the Durban container terminal were apparently demanding a meeting with Transnet over persistent port delays at Pier 2.  They allegedly blocked Langerburg Road by taking away keys from trucks queuing into and out of the terminal.

  • The original of this report by Kamva Somdyala appeared at News24

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