Angry community members, who blockaded roads with stones and burning tyres, accuse the municipality of not hiring locals as well as poor service delivery.
The protest that enters its third day is also causing problems for motorists who cannot reach their destinations.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Thulani Zwane says eight people, who were arrested on charges of public violence, are due to appear in court on Wednesday.
“On Wednesday morning, we received a complaint from people who were protesting in Ndwedwe area, the police attended the scene and realised that these people were using burning tyres. Police are monitoring the situation. It is alleged that some of these people were protesting in the area and police managed to arrest eight people who are due to appear in the Ndwedwe Magistrate’s Court,” says Zwane.