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Rustenburg - Police in the North West have arrested 13 suspects for public violence in Stella after a crowd of about 200 people had started looting foreign owned shops.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Kealeboga Molale said the arrests came after violence at Rekgaratlhile location in Stella on Saturday night.

“It is alleged that about 200 community members started looting two foreign national shops after the police did a tavern raiding and seized the alcohol. It is alleged that this made the community not to be happy.”

The suspects are due to appear in Vryburg Magistrates’ Court soon on charges of public violence.

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