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Durban July enjoyed by thousands

Thousands enjoyed the good weather at the Durban July to show their latest outfits and new fashions.

Thousands have enjoyed the good weather at the Durban July to show their latest outfits. Picture: GCIS.

DURBAN - Thousands have enjoyed the good weather at the Durban July to show their latest outfits and new fashions, while others attempted to make money betting on the winner.

It was a day of fun, excitement and controversy.

Several race courses held a capacity crowd for this weekend's Durban July.

People of Durban came out in numbers to attend the Vodacom Durban July. Picture: GCIS.

The annual horse race is a highlight on the social calendar and saw appearances by models, TV stars and President Jacob Zuma.

President Jacob Zuma wishes the jockeys well before the race. Picture: GCIS.

But it wasn't all fun and sunshine, there was drama when jockey Richard Fourie complained after his horse came second.

His complaint was upheld and declared the winner to thunderous applause.

Durban will spend the next few days cleaning up after the Durban July, the Mr Price pro and a big music festival were all happening over the same weekend.

Furthermore, Gauteng traffic police warned motorists to be vigilant and patient when driving into the province this afternoon, as thousands make their way back from the Durban July event.

The department said heavy traffic volumes are being experienced on the N3 north from KwaZulu-Natal and on the N4 west from Emalahleni.

Gauteng traffic police spokesperson Obed Sibasa said more than 2,500 vehicles per hour are passing through toll plaza's on those highways respectively.

"We urge motorists to buckle up and to take breaks every two hours."

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