The task forces of Ladysmith were in full swing yesterday, they were met with a large crowd of protestors that blockaded roads to cause disruptions in the area.
The N11 suffered from blockades created by burning tires to prevent traffic from passing, other routes were also blocked but have now been cleared and reopened.
The Police arrested 21 people in the area, many of those on ‘Incitement to commit a crime and obstructing officers from performing their duties’ charges.
Three of the arrested suspects were found with illegal firearms and ammunition and have been charged with failure to follow the ‘Firearms Control Act’
Protestors later proceeded to the Ladysmith Police station where they demanded the release of the arrested suspects, Police managed to get the situation under control and arrested those obstructing Police work.
Amidst the disruptions and protests, two suspects were arrested as they successfully stole a trick along with the keys in the area.
All of the arrested suspects will make an appearance at the Ladysmith Magistrates court this Monday, said Col Mbele.
“The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised the police officers deployed in Ladysmith for containing the situation and the arrest of the suspects. “