Tribal authority vehicles torched during jobs march
Rustenburg - No arrests have been made after several vehicles belonging to the Bapo-Ba-Mogale community in Bapong near Brits were set alight, North West police said.
"Four vehicles and a bus were burnt. The bus was not that damaged. No arrest at the moment. We are investigating malicious damage to property," said Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani.
Bapo-Ba-Mogale Tribal Authority spokesperson Vladimir Mogale said some unemployed people made their way to the royal palace on Wednesday (September 27) to raise concerns about job opportunities in the mines.
"The community [unemployed] had raised issues with the leadership that relating to employment. They were frustrated that they were not employed in terms of an earlier agreement, this led to burning of vehicles," he said.
In July at least six trucks and two buses were set alight during a protest related to unemployment in Bapong.
African News Agency
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