Voter registration has been put on hold at the Burlington Community Hall in Shallcross, south of Durban. This is after disgruntled members of the community allegedly set parts of the station alight earlier on Saturday.

Two people have since been arrested for arson and will be appearing in the Pinetown Magistrates Court on Monday.

The situation is tense, but calm after the incident on Saturday morning. It is alleged that a group of people entered the station complaining about better living conditions and set it alight.

The area is notorious for protests and land grabs. Some community members have condemned this incident as they are being turned back home.

A strong police contingent is patrolling the area while some are on guard outside the hall.

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