KwaZulu Natal was thrown into chaos on Friday as a number of destructive protests took place across the country. Incidents of looting have also been reported, with retailers including Mr Price and Tops at Spar affected. Small business owners have also been affected, with numerous stores ransacked and set alight.
The town of Mooi River appears to have received the brunt of the protesters’ anger. According to News24, 26 trucks were set alight. However, this level of destruction appears to be the standard across the province, as damage to the N2 and N3 have also been reported.
WATCH: Videos of the protests have surfaced online, here’s a look at a few.
#Zuma #Unrest This is the aftermath of last night unrest at Mooiriver Toll Plaza, KwaZulu-Natal. Eight trucks set alight. N3 at Mooiriver remains closed. Stay safe.. @BOSBEER2006 @1SecondLater @EWNTraffic @netstartraffic @SALTruckers @MARIUSBROODRYK @SAPoliceService pic.twitter.com/1uz5TPFWda
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— Izwe Lethu (@LandNoli) July 9, 2021
— #TruTheEyeOfANeedle 🧐🧐 (@bhekosok) July 9, 2021
— Typical Zulu (@UmzuluWaseNatal) July 9, 2021
— Mphephethe (@KhayelihleG) July 9, 2021
— Jayed-Leigh Paulse (@JayedLeigh) July 10, 2021