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newsBL Premium reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is on high alert as three days of rolling mass action kicked into gear on Wednesday calling for justice and peace in hotspot Phoenix.

Security has been increased, and metro police and members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) are monitoring the situation with the army close by. Phoenix, a former apartheid settlement developed to separate black townships from white areas, and now largely occupied by Indian residents, has made headlines as a hotbed of racial tension between black and Indian residents. On Wednesday, a “walk for justice”, organised by church leaders from Mt Moriah, gathered outside the Phoenix police station and made an impassioned plea for peace in the area. ANC branches from Durban and surrounding townships as well as towns further afield have said they would embark on “the mother of all motorcades” protest on Thursday, making their way to the ANC provincial office in central Durban. On Friday, a “Black Friday” protest is planned against the alleged “Phoenix massacre” and “racist attacks”. Posters that are being widely circulated across social media call on protesters to meet at the Durban city hall. The eThekwini Metro Police have given permission for the events to go ahead. The Friday protests are organised by former President Jacob Zuma's supporters, but the ANC says it is not part of the protests.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mary Papayya at BusinessLive (paywall access only)

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