We the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) together with the communities of South Durban, Clairwood, Wentworth and Bluff will be hosting two trucking protests scheduled to take place on the 24th October and Saturday, 28th October 2017.
Quality Street and the Solomon Mahlangu thoroughfare are continuously infringed by hazardous heavy duty trucks. Residents have consistently complained about trucks blocking and causing havoc on our roads. These heavy duty trucks enter into a logistics depo’s situated all along these two locations bringing in goods from all over the country to be offloaded. Thus causing traffic to bottleneck, major damages to our roads, accidents, lawlessness and many lives have been lost. Trucking continues to pose severe risks to all road users; we urge all community members to join in the protest to express their disgruntlement currently experienced on our roads. Quality Street and Solomon Mahlangu are used by local motorists and pedestrians mostly school learners traveling from the different areas, posing great dangers to the safety of all road users’.
Our action is to highlight our concerns about this obstacle posed by trucks, their owners and their depos and its significant impacts on the lives of residents. Our safety needs to be made a priority! We refuse to compromise, be silent; we stand up and stand united to put an end to this chaos.
Tuesday, 24th October – Quality Street, Opposite the Caltex garage, 12- 2pm
Saturday, 28th October – Corner of Solomon Mahlangu Drive and South Coast Road, 9am – 12pm
For more information please contact Shanice Firmin 031 461 1991 / firstname.lastname@example.org