Five protesters arrested



Published Mar 2, 2012


Five people were arrested for public violence during a protest over education in Gilead, in Limpopo's Waterberg area on Friday, police said.

Three women and two men, aged between 18 and 48, were part of a group who “went on the rampage” and blocked a road, Lt-Col Mohale Ramatseba said in a statement.

They blocked the N11 near Mokopane in the early morning by burning tyres, because their village did not have a school. Ramatseba said more arrests were imminent. The five were expected to appear in the Gilead Magistrate's Court on Monday. - Sapa

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