Destructive protests continue at Ezemvelo KZN

Destructive protests continue at Ezemvelo KZN

Hluhluwe iMflozi Park officials say the nature reserve's fence has been vandalised for the second time this week. 

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It's understood that locals - who took to the streets - have demanded jobs from Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. 

The Park says frustrations boiled over when officials came out to address them on Tuesday. 

Environmental Affairs MEC, Ravi Pillay says another section of the fence was damaged on Thursday. 

READ: PICS: Millions in damages after protest at Ezemvelo KZN, wildlife unprotected

The department's Bheki Mbanjwa says they're trying to contain the situation. 

"This will also have huge financial implications for Ezemvelo, which is still reeling from the financial pressures precipitated by Covid-19. 

"While the communities right to protest is respected, such protests should be carried out in accordance with the law and should not in any way threaten the well-being of any individual, wildlife and environment. 


"The MEC does call for calm and has added that the management of Ezemvelo has started engagements with community representatives." 

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