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7 trucks torched in protest near Mooi River, N3 shut down

The violent protest is a few kilometers north of Mooi River and has forced the N3 highway to be closed in both directions.

The N3 Toll Concession, working with other organisations and law enforcement officers, has set up a wellness station near Mooi River Plaza. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The N3 Toll Concessions Company says that seven trucks have been torched by protestors barricading the highway in KwaZulu-Natal.

The violent protest is a few kilometers north of Mooi River and has forced the N3 highway to be closed in both directions.

There have been no reports of any injuries.

Police are now on the scene.

The N3 Toll Concession's Con Roux: "The police forensics is taking photographs and once they've completed that, the recovery of the burnt-out trucks can commence and hopefully thereafter we will be able to reopen the N3. At present, there is no protest action taking place."