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The protest by Macambini residents on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast should not be used for political point scoring, Cosatu said yesterday.
Condemning the violence during the protest against the development of their land, Cosatu provincial secretary Zet Luzipho appealed to politicians not to use the dispute to garner votes.
"We appeal for a transparent process, which includes a declaration of interest by those who stand to benefit most out of this process. Our people should not and must not be the victims of competing business interests," Luzipho said.
Two Dubai-based companies wanted to build massive projects on 16500ha of the land, which would result in 8500 families being uprooted.
Last week, angry residents protested along the N2 freeway. Some stoned vehicles. Police said the 3000-strong crowd blockaded the freeway and burnt tyres. Three people were arrested.
Last month the community threatened to close roads between Durban and Richards Bay if the multi-billion rand AmaZulu World Project went ahead. - Sapa