Rustenburg - Two schools and a clinic have been set alight in Ramokokastad outside Rustenburg in the North West, the Baphalane Traditional Council said on Saturday.
Kwenatlase High School, Baphalane Primary School, a clinic, and a building used as a temporary office by the Baphalane Traditional Council were burned on Friday night, spokesman Mogotsi Ramokoka said.
"This morning [Saturday] the administration block at Ramokoka Primary [School] was also torched. It is not clear as to who is behind this or what triggered the incident, but it is believed the incident forms part of the ongoing violent protest that has since started in Ramokokastad in June," he said in a statement.
Five houses have been set alight since violence flared up in Ramokokastad in June. Schools and a clinic have been shut down since June 14, 2018.
"Kgosi [Manotshe] Ramokoka calls on disgruntled community members to cooperate with the task team appointed by North West premier Job Mokgoro in September this year to get to the root cause of the unrest in Phalane. He also urged the members to desist from causing any damage to any property," Ramokoka said.
The situation was described as tense in Ramokokastad on Saturday afternoon.