Police say they are on high alert following violent protests in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
The situation in the province remains tense on the eve of former President Jacob Zuma’s application for the rescission of his 15-month prison sentence at the Constitutional Court.
The province has borne the brunt of two days of violent widespread protests with pro-Zuma supporters calling for his release.
Zuma is currently incarcerated at the Estcourt Correctional Services facility.
Protesters across KwaZulu-Natal have intensified their call for Zuma to be released.
Mooi River was among the worst hit with the torching of more than twenty heavy-duty vehicles.
At least 27 people were arrested by late Saturday for public violence and damage to property.
President Cyril Ramaphosa calls for calm in KZN
President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a warning that criminal elements will be met with the full might of the law.
Meanwhile, the African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) says action will be taken against those members who have been involved in activities that have destabilised the province.
Security remains tightened around the Estcourt Correctional Services facility.
ANC calls for calm in the province
Protesters blocked off the M2 freeway in Johannesburg at the Denver on and off-ramps on Saturday evening.
Metro police officers were deployed on the scene to monitor the situation and divert traffic.