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Durban councillor says rock-throwing attacks need urgent attention

An eThekwini councillor says the motive behind recent rock throwing attacks on the city's freeways must be established as a matter of urgency. 

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Ward 58 councillor - Geoff Pullan represents areas like La Mercy, Umdloti and Canelands - north of Durban. 

Several incidents have been reported along the N2 near Nandi Drive, the Tongaat bridge, Gateway and Chesterville recently. 

Pullan says he will be meeting with the Transport Department to discuss a way forward.

"Even in my ward - I know of at least three incidents that have happened, including the murder of those children. There was stone-throwing not just from the bridge but from the side of the N2 just south of the toll plaza - two or three days ago," he says. 

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Pullan says action must be taken.

"We need to establish the reasons for people committing this particular crime. But also, we have to say - what are the options. Guarding every bridge is not really possible. Maybe we should be asking the private sector to come in and have one of their security companies adopting a bridge or a stretch of a road in the area. We must also use information gathering by offering a reward," he says.

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