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Brits - Four cars and a bus were set alight in Bapong near Brits on Friday during a protest aimed at forcing a mining company to employ residents, North West police said.

“Four vehicles belonging to Lonmin workers were burnt. A bus was partially burnt,” said Captain Paul Ramaloko.

He said the Sun City road was blocked with objects.

“The N4 is open for traffic, only the Sun City road is blocked.”

Residents were allegedly protesting in a bid to force Lonmin to employ them.

Ramaloko said no arrests had been made.

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