Mob blocks roads with burning tyres and logs

Fires rage outside eShowe last night PHOTO: Larry Bentley

THE road between Nkwalini and Empangeni, and Melmoth via the R66 is closed.

Angry community members barracaded the R66 and P230 with burning tyres and logs on Wednesday evening.

They also set farmlands alight in protest of the death of a child at the hands of farm security at Corby Hill farm on Tuesday.

The person involved in the death of the child is expected to appear in the eShowe Magistrate’s Court today (Thursday).

ALSO READ: TRAVEL ALERT: Melmoth road mayhem

Farmers and the eShowe community rallied to minimise the losses on the farm, while the SAPS and uMlalazi Protection Services monitored the situation.

As at 7am this morning, the intersection at the R66 and P230 was still closed, as is the bridge crossing the uMlalazi River on the R66 outside eShowe, effectively cutting off all routes leading north out of eShowe.

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Larry Bentley
Journalist / Editor: Agri Eco

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