Campbell had earlier told 702 genuine service delivery protests had been taken over by external forces pushing an orchestrated plan of criminality.
“There are external forces taking advantage of the situation. The same situation we saw in July last year when criminality took over real issues communities wanted to address. I will be in conversation with the provincial police commissioner and the premier on a resolution.”
KwaZulu-Natal was plunged into chaos in July last year by riots and looting that spread to Gauteng, leaving about 354 people dead, communities in ruins and billions of rand in damage.
Campbell said she would meet residents on Friday, once she had received information on the community's demands.