Reports reaching our news desk says that one person has died in a stampede around a shopping centre in Vosloorus. the report said that the victim died during a looting spree in the store on Sunday evening.
— eNCA (@eNCA) July 12, 2021
The report said that ATMs and shops were looted, according to them the incident happened on Sunday evening in Vosloorus.
Meanwhile, a hand Grenade has been discovered in FNB ATM at Esikhawini Plaza Richards Bay KZN purposely meant to blow up the ATM machines in the bank.
Hand Grenade in FNB ATM at Esikhawini Plaza. Richards Bay KZN. pic.twitter.com/CxeIr08Aqp
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) July 12, 2021
An extreme level of unrest has taken over the Kwa-Zulu-Natal on Monday morning resulting in several shops and public properties being destroyed.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the members of the public and the police to help halt activities of these looters and people instigating the unrest in the country.
On Monday several gunshots and explosions rang out when looting and mayhem continued in many parts of KwaZulu-Natal, major routes were closed to traffic, Durban’s public transport system was not operating and even funerals had been put on hold.
Protesters continued to loot shopping centres on Monday morning. Some were seen walking off with appliances, including TVs and washing machines, and trolleys filled to the brim.
Reports from Pietermaritzburg indicated that Brookside Mall was on fire.
On Sunday night, as shops were looted in the Durban city centre, Tongaat, Verulam, Amanzimtoti, Springfield and Overport, the eThekwini Municipality announced that its bus service would not be in operation on Monday.
“This is as a result of the current civil unrest. In addition to the bus service, residents can expect other service delivery interruptions over the next few days. While the municipality remains committed to minimising the interruptions, the safety of employees and municipal assets remains paramount,” it said.
The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) in KZN said taxis would not be operating.
“This is the protection of the same taxis that may be damaged.”
#ShutdownSA spreading through Tshwane this morning #Pretoria #Hammanskraal https://t.co/3m8Q22qutJ
— Rob Beezy (@TrafficSA) July 12, 2021
The entire N3 Toll Route, in both directions, from Harrismith in the Free State to Cedara in KwaZulu-Natal, was closed to traffic as “a result of the current spate of uncontrollable violent attacks on road users, trucks, security and emergency services and businesses”.
“The Mooi River South (Wimpy) Ramp plaza near Mooi River as well as the Mooi River Enforcement Park Home facility were set alight. Truck fires have also been reported in the vicinity of the Mooi and Tugela plazas, and more threats are being received in this region. In the light of this, and in the interests of safety and security Mooi and Tugela toll plazas have also been closed,” the concession said.
#KZNViolence Pietermaritzburg: https://t.co/04WewazSGd
— Rob Beezy (@TrafficSA) July 12, 2021
Police and private security companies battled to disperse protesters from Friday when the protest action, themed #FreeJacobZuma and #KZNShutdown on social media, saw violence erupting across the province. It has since spread to Gauteng.
The protesters have created road blockages, are massively targeted at the commuters and their vehicles.
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