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UPDATE: Taxi/truck protest action spreads

It's suggested to stay out of Port Shepstone, especially the CBD, until further notice. Taxis and trucks have blocked some of the entrances and exits.

The protest action which started this morning in Marburg on the N2 has spread, with numerous intersections blocked.

Some have reopened, like the intersection near the Oribi Plaza in Port Shepstone.

Information received from various sources is that the protest has to do with Operation Shanela which has been impounding vehicles since the start of this week. It’s allegedly R10 000 to release a vehicle from the pound.

Last month, Police Minister Bheki Cele said 551 506 suspects were arrested for various crimes across the country since May 2023 when Operation Shanela was introduced.

“Over 500 000 suspected criminals have been removed from society and brought before the courts to answer for their alleged crimes,” Cele said.

Situation at Engine garage at Oslo Beach. PHOTO FROM TRAFFIC GROUPS

READ: JUST IN: Taxi and truck protest shuts roads on KZN South Coast [WATCH]

As far as can be ascertained, the following areas are still closed:

  • N2: Main Harding Road at Marburg KFC robots: BLOCKED
  • Murchison and Merlewood robots at Mkholombe: BLOCKED
  • Ugu robots in Marburg: CLOSED
  • P200 at Gamalakhe: CLOSED
  • Intersection near Port Shepstone hospital: BLOCKED
  • Marine Drive near Engen garage in Olso Beach: BLOCKED
  • Marine drive / R102 towards Marburg from Sheppie (Ford/Mazda): BLOCKED

Saps, Law Enforcement and security personnel are on scene.

Intersection at Port Shepstone hospital is blocked. PHOTO FROM TRAFFIC GROUPS
Area near Engen Garage in Oslo Beach is blocked. PHOTO FROM TRAFFIC GROUPS


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