7 held for Mamelodi protest violence
Pretoria - Seven people have been arrested for public violence during a protest in Mamelodi East, Tshwane, police said on Tuesday.
They were arrested just after midnight on Monday after throwing stones and bottles, and burning tyres in Solomon Mahlangu drive and Hector Pieterson street during a protest, said Lt-Col Khensani Magoai.
They would appear in the Mamelodi Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.
Democratic Alliance councillor Peter Millar said in a statement that residents of Extension 11 in Mamelodi East had “vented their anger about the lack of service delivery and other social problems” in the area.