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State vehicles torched after service delivery protest

Article by Nkosazana Nkosi

Two state vehicles were set alight in Kwa-Zulu Natal, after a service delivery protest.

The vehicles were torched at the disaster management offices in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday evening after a service delivery protest took place earlier that day.

One of the torched vehicles

Sipho Hlomuka, KZN COGTA MEC said the incident occurred at the local provincial disaster management centre, in Mkondeni.

According to Hlomuka, it is believed the attack is related to the unrest that occurred during the day, in relation to the lack of housing, water and electricity – in the informal settlement.

The attacks on the department were condemned by Hlomuka, and he said the rest of the vehicles were removed to prevent further damage.

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