Chaos has erupted at the Richards Bay Port on Tuesday. Construction workers went on “illegal morning strike” at the port entrance, situated in Newark Road.
Richards Bay police have arrested 20 people due to violent protests and two police vehicles were overturned and workers bulldozed other infrastructure at the site.
Police had reportedly fired shots in a bid to calm the irate crowd.
The protest action is stems from workers at a construction company, contracted to the Transnet Ports Authority who are demanding to be employed permanently.