EZINQOLENI - Calm has been restored after a second day of protests in the eZinqoleni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.
Residents took to the streets, blocking roads with burning tyres over water cuts in the area.
KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Sipho Hlomuka Sipho Hlomuka has assured residents water will soon be restored in the area.
Hlomuka said: "We have a responsibility as a caring government to ensure we engage and provide services to our people.
"We've agreed they'll clear the roads. We will deal with issues that have been raised in this meeting.
"You remember that last year we gave Ugo a number of water tankers, we have a constitutional responsibility to support municipalities. But we also gave them some of the grants to try to resolve the issue of the water.
"There are also boreholes that are being drilled as we speak, we've established a team that have to deal with issues and redirect resources to areas that need to be dealt with."