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Police monitor Durban after violent protests

It’s understood protesters are unhappy about councillor candidate lists for the upcoming municipal elections.

A screengrab showing a protest in KwaZulu-Natal over candidate lists on 6 June 2016. Picture: @warrenmasemola via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are monitoring parts of northern Durban after protesters blocked streets with stones and burning tyres and torched at least 20 vehicles.

It's understood protesters are unhappy about service delivery and councillor candidate lists for the upcoming municipal elections in August.

One person was shot and wounded this morning and is now recovering in hospital.

Police say the situation is calm at the moment but they will remain in the area in case protesters decide to regroup.

The police's Thulani Zwane said, "The situation is a bit quiet at the moment but police are monitoring all these areas where there were protests. This morning, at around 2am we received a number of protest reports that there was trouble in the northern parts of Durban (sic)."