Clean-up operations underway on N3 following torching of trucks

The overnight demonstration forced the closure of the busy highway in both directions at Mooi River.

The overnight demonstration on the N3 forced the closure of the busy highway in both directions at Mooi River after angry protesters blocked the road. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG – Clean-up operations are underway on the N3 highway in KwaZulu-Natal this morning where several trucks were torched during a protest.

The overnight demonstration forced the closure of the busy highway in both directions at Mooi River.

There are unconfirmed reports that protesters opened fire with live rounds at police.

The N3 is the main highway connecting Johannesburg to Durban and is particularly busy over long weekends.

The freeway was closed over the Easter weekend when a crowd went on the rampage torching and looting trucks.