15 held for violence at Mahikeng police station

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Published Apr 4, 2016

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Rustenburg – At least 15 people have been arrested, including one who was allegedly found in possession of a petrol bomb, after a group allegedly damaged state property at the Mahikeng police station, North West police said on Monday.

“The police have seized two cars that were suspected to have been used to ferry the community members to the police station,” said police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi.

He said the group went to the police station on Sunday, demanding the release of two people arrested for allegedly killing a Nigerian national on Saturday in Golfview near Mahikeng.

The group damaged police vehicles at the police station.

The 15 are expected to appear in the Mmabatho Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of public violence and malicious damage to property.

African News Agency

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