Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
5 minute read
22 Jul 2021
6:51 pm

How a local KZN businessman helped quell racial tension among the riots

Bernadette Wicks

Nick Nzama brought together people from all walks of life - from neighbourhood watch members to taxi operators and businesspeople.

Nick Nzama that helped prevent the looting spill into the Hillcrest area during the height of the unrest at Kearsney College, 20 July 2021, KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Racial tensions have been boiling over in parts of KwaZulu-Natal since last week, but when a local businessman man saw the fires being stoked in his community, he decided to do something about it. The businessman ended up quelling the flames by bringing together people from all walks of life - from neighbourhood watch members to taxi operators and businesspeople. Residents in Phoenix guarding their suburb throughout the night, 22 July 2021, KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Jacques Nelles The Greater Outer West area on the outskirts of Durban incorporates both middle-to-upper-income areas - such as Botha’s Hill, Hillcrest and Kloof - as...