Durban Metro Police say various roads leading to the African National Congress provincial offices in Stanger Street in the city are still closed to traffic as more than 200 disgruntled members of the MKMVA are protesting outside the offices.
This comes amid a meeting between the ANC provincial leaders and a group of MKMVA members.
The members say the ANC government is failing in its duty to effectively run the country.
Durban Metro Police Spokesperson Parboo Sewpersad is urging motorists to use alternative routes.
“The current situation in Durban around the ANC provincial officers in Stanger street, the road is closed. There is a full road closure going from Commercial road. Traffic is being diverted by Shepstone Road and Aliwal Street. Motorists are urged to use those alternate routes when going out of Durban.”
Meanwhile, the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association in KwaZulu-Natal has distanced itself from Friday’s protest action by a group of disgruntled members.
The group says they are dissatisfied with the levels of corruption and unemployment in the country.
MKMVA Secretary in KwaZulu-Natal, Jazzman Mthembu said the PEC was not consulted on the plans to shut down the province.
“The problem is with this entire planned protest. The comrades never contacted us as the provincial structure. As the PEC, we have no idea what the strike is about and that some of our comrades have planned to shut down the province of KwaZulu-Natal.”
“I assume also that regional leaders were not consulted. That is a huge problem because I think if the comrades had engaged us, we would have engaged them on other means to voice their concerns, they did not give us that opportunity to engage them.”
SABC News reporter Ayanda Mhlongo gives an update on the protest:
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