Three held for North West protest

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Published Apr 13, 2015


Rustenburg – Three people were arrested for public violence in Ledig near Sun City, North West police said on Monday.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the three were arrested on Saturday following a community protest.

“This is after the community barricaded the roads from Rustenburg to Sun City and from Ledig to Mabeskraal with tree branches, burning tyres and rocks. It is alleged that the community is demanding feedback regarding misuses of Bakubung Tribal Council funds,” Ngubane said.

“Preliminary investigation so far revealed that a house, a truck and a shop were set alight while four shops belonging to foreign nationals were looted.”

The three were expected to appear in the Mogwase Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Police say the situatio was calm in Ledig on Monday morning.

The chairman of Bakubung Economic Development Unit, Ditsele ‘DJ’ Phologoane, confirmed that his parent’s home was torched in the early hours of Saturday.

Community leader Pakaza Mdluli said the community wanted the tribal council to account for the R527 million, which he claimed was missing.

He said the community blocked the road in a hope that the North West provincial government would intervene in the matter.


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