The deputy mayor of Ethekwini Municipality has proposed the installation of barriers and CCTV in hotspot areas. Councillor Fawzia Peer said that the proposal will be one of the most urgent items on the municipality’s safety and emergency committee this year.

"We are investigating the possibility of installing safety barriers in the form of steel cages to prevent objects being thrown from overhead bridges," said Peer. "This cannot be done overnight as normal council processes will have to take place and this will also depend on funding."

The investigation will include identifying the bridges where the safety barriers and cameras will be installed.

“We are very concerned about the increase in these incidents and wish to reassure the public that the municipality is acting swiftly to find a lasting solution to this issue,” added Peer.