Eleven Ventersdorp protesters due to appear in the local court for public violence as the North West farming town remains shut down due to violent protest. Photo: Molaole Montsho

Ventersdorp - Eleven people arrested in connection with violent protests in Ventersdorp, North West are expected to appear in the Ventersdorp Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The group would face charges of public violence. They were arrested on Wednesday in Tshing, Ventersdorp following a  violent protest.

Residents went on a rampage on Monday, barricading roads with burning tyres, pelted the police and passing motorists with stones, shutting down the sleepy farming North West town.

They were demanding that a multi-million rand N14 development project be delivered to them as promised 12 years ago.

The project was expected to create jobs for the locals.

African News Agency (ANA)