Violent protesters stone police
Two Durban metro police officers were attacked during a violent service delivery protest in Isipingo on Monday.
Constable Eugene Naidoo and Constable Jerry Govender sustained minor injuries as they were assaulted with bricks by protestors in Isipingo, outside Jeena’s warehouse.
Metro police spokesperson Parbhoo Sewpersad said that the police officers were trying to control the protest when they were attacked and one got hit on the head with a brick whilst the other got hit on his back.
“Both men received medical attention but Govender reported back for duty after he was given the all-clear,” added Sewpersad
According to the metro police spokesperson Parbhoo Sewpersad, the violent protests erupted in the area over issues of electricity.
“Half of the shack dwellers had access to electricity while some didn’t. They began protesting and burnt a transformer and tyres,” added Sewpersad
The two Durban Metro police officers were cleared to go back to work and no arrests have been made yet following the assaults.