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durbanNews24 reports that a labour dispute between an eThekwini metro contractor and its workers was responsible for major disruptions in the Umlazi area in southern Durban on Monday, the municipality indicated.  

eThekwini spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela said:  "It is reported that disgruntled employees blockaded the Mangosuthu Highway with trash.  This resulted [in] motorists using alternative routes to their places of work.  As a temporary measure, the City has made available 21 trucks to collect refuse."  Mayisela also said that some of the City's trucks had been prevented from collecting garbage, but that the municipality had since ensured that the metro police escorted the trucks.  Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the road had been blockaded with burning tyres, but had since been cleared.

  • Read the original of Kaveel Singh’s report on the protest at News24

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