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Hundreds arrested in KZN over property vandalism

Four factories, a truck, two vehicles and five containers have been set alight by protesters.

Protests in KZN turned violent today when four factories, a truck, two vehicles and five containers were set alight. Police vehicles were also damaged by the protesters. Picture: Twitter @SAPoliceService.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have arrested 120 protesters for torching property and damaging police vehicles.

Residents from Kwasithebe near Mandeni started protesting last night and their demonstration turned violent earlier today.

Four factories, a truck, two vehicles and five containers have been set alight by protesters.

The police's Thulani Zwane says more arrests will follow soon.

"We have deployed more officers to the area to try and calm it down. At the moment, more than 3,000 people are protesting."

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