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Gunshots and looting as trucks set alight in KwaZulu-Natal

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At least five trucks have been set alight on the N3 near Mooi River near the toll plaza in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Midlands.

This is the latest in a series of sporadic protests that are taking place across the province.

KwaZulu-Natal police cannot confirm that the protest action is linked to sentiments from pro-Zuma supporters.

However, former president Jacob Zuma’s daughter Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla, took to social media on Friday to say the protesters were supporters of her father.

Operations Manager at the N3 Toll Concession, Thania Dhoogra, has confirmed reports that three trucks have been set alight on the northbound section and two more trucks are on fire south of Mooi Plaza.

“There have also been reports of gunshots, tyres being burnt and stone throwing in the area. Law enforcement is making every effort to bring the situation under control and restore calm in the area.

“Please contact the 24 hour N3 toll helpline on 0800 634357 to report any emergencies whilst travelling on the N3 toll route,” adds Dhoogra. – SABC

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