Scores of people have been arrested over Kwazulu Natal (KZN) protests that erupted Thursday over the arrest and incarceration of the former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma.
The province’s South African Police Services (SAPS) spokesperson Jay Naicker says law enforcement officers will be deployed to monitor the situation at key points.
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Protesters who were calling for the immediate release from prison of the former president blocked roads and torched trucks.
Zuma is in jail as part of his 15-month sentence handed down by the Constitutional Court for contempt.
He had refused to appear before the Zondo Commission of enquiry that is investigating him over corruption allegedly committed during his 9-year tenure as president.
Meanwhile, KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala is calling for calm and adherence to the rule of law, urging demonstrators to protest peacefully.