News / South Africa / Local News

Sameera Motala
1 minute read
9 May 2018
12:58 pm

UPDATE | Official badly injured in Ladysmith protest action

Sameera Motala

It is believed that the angry protesters went to Protection Services, where they found the official and attacked him

Municipal workers have blocked roads in the Ladysmith CBD. Image: Ladysmith Gazette

A municipal official has been badly assaulted during the protest that is currently taking place in Ladysmith, Ladysmith Gazette reports.

This after municipal workers gathered in various main streets in the CBD area, singing and dancing and demanding that their grievances be heard.

 

READ MORE: Cape Town protest causes road closures

Municipal workers have blocked off most parts of the Ladysmith CBD this morning, May 9, Ladysmith Gazette reported earlier.

Alfred Duma Local Municipality staff and vehicles are blocking off main intersections in town.

Municipal water tankers, graders, trucks and vans are blocking roads.

It is believed that angry protesters attacked the official at the Caltex garage in Murchison Street.

The official was transported to hospital.

Public Safety and police are still monitoring the situation in the CBD.

For more news your way, follow The Citizen on Facebook and Twitter.