South Africa

Wednesday 6 August 2014 – 4:46pm

DURBAN – A protest on the N2 freeway in Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast is gaining momentum.

More than 6,000 people blocked the main road linking the southern KZN town to the Eastern Cape.

They have demanded access to running water, after claims theirs was cut off to due to ongoing road works.

The protest started on Sunday and at least one person has been killed in demonstrations.

Police are investigating the death.

Talent Authorities have said they’ve tried alternative measures to get water to the community, but the water trucks they sent in were allegedly stoned by residents.

Members of the community have defended their action saying would not be forced into reverting to the days where they did not easy access to a steady water supply.