that illegal pub which had been contributing to crime in the Durban CBD were demolished by the city authorities.
Durban Metro Police said Durban municipality The building in Lancer Road, Berea, where the pub used to operate, was demolished.
A joint operation involving police, municipality and government entities resulted in the pub being evacuated last Monday and demolished on Friday.
metro police He said the demolition “brought relief and safety to the neighboring community.”
The operation was considered a success as the action taken was praised by the spectators.
“The illegal pub has contributed to crime that has affected the entire CBD.
“The city took action after numerous complaints by launching several raids which yielded positive results.
Although many warnings were given, the landlords continued to operate with impunity, forcing the city to crack down on the innkeeper.
“The demolition is part of the city’s ongoing efforts to rejuvenate the central business district.”