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Johannesburg - Bekkersdal protesters in the west of Johannesburg have caused an estimated R11.2 million damage to municipal buildings over the past six weeks, Beeld newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Westonaria municipality spokesman Kgabane Madiehe said the Paul Nel community hall, a gymnasium, a mobile library and the municipal offices were damaged during protests.
He said it would cost about R4.8 million to fix the community hall and gymnasium, while damages to municipal offices in Bekkersdal and the city centre were R2.6 million and R3.2 million respectively.
It would cost about R600 000 to get the mobile library up and running again.
Residents, claiming corruption in the local municipality, threw stones and set buildings alight in protests that started last month. - Sapa