The national police commissioner admitted that the police were overstretched during the unrest that tore through KZN and Gauteng.
The victims of the Phoenix masscare say that they were attacked based on their skin colour.
The death in custody of a man accused of murder sparked demonstrations in support of the detainees awaiting trial for crimes committed during the Phoenix massacre.
KZN Premier, Sihle Zikalala, led the peace walk in Phoenix on Tuesday.
Roadblocks set up by vigilantes during the violence in Phoenix were always going to lead to confrontation with residents of nearby townships as they rely on public services accessible only in the town.
Victims of Phoenix vigilantes want justice.