Case against protesting Durban artists postponed

Case against protesting Durban artists postponed

The case against 32 people who were arrested at last week's artist protest on the N3 in Durban has been postponed.

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They appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The KwaZulu-Natal National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Natasha Kara says they'll be back in court next month.

"They face a charge of contravention of the gatherings act of 1993." 

"Their matter was remanded to 23 October for Special Public Prosecution (SPP) decision."

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During last week's demonstration, traffic on the highway ground to a halt as musicians and others in the industry held a mini-concert in the roadway.

They want government to change the alert Level 2 regulations and allow for bigger crowds at live events.

Some in the industry showed up at court on Wendesay to support their colleagues and to again call for the easing of restrictions.

They say this affects everyone in the entertainment business.

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