Johannesburg - Former leader of the Congress of SA Students Andrew Babeile has been arrested over his alleged involvement in the destruction of property belonging to the Naledi Local Municipality in North West during a protest this week.
Babeile, Lindwall Steytler, Handy Ntshotshoba, Mvuyo Ncobo and an unnamed man handed themselves over to the police on Wednesday night.
According to councillors and police, they destroyed municipal property and assaulted the municipality’s chief financial officer David Thornhill on Tuesday afternoon.
Babeile is no stranger to controversy. In 1988, he was found guilty of stabbing a white pupil with a pair of scissors at Warrenton High School, following an argument over race.
On Tuesday, hundreds of protesters from Huhudi and surrounding townships had marched to the municipality to demand jobs at the R34 road construction site between Vryburg and Schweizer-Reneke.