Rustenburg - The ANC North West Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) condemned violent protests in Khuma, Stilfontein, near Klerksdorp.
"The burning of property during a peaceful protest by the community of Khuma is indicative of a growing pattern by rogue elements to hijack genuine community concerns to achieve malicious objectives," IPC co-ordinator Hlomani Chauke said.
Houses belonging to ANC councillors and officials of the Matlosana local municipality who reside in Khuma were torched on Tuesday.
People took to the streets demanding a response from the municipality on a memorandum of demand they had submitted in August.
Their demands ranged from allocation of land for housing to improved infrastructure in Khuma.