Marikana - Marikana housing activist and Forum 4 Service Delivery Councillor Napoleon Webster on Friday said he believes he was arrested in an attempt to kill activism in Marikana near Rustenburg in North West.
Webster and 13 men were arrested in connection with the brutal murder of Sabata Petros Chale in Marikana West on December 8, 2016.
Chale, 39, was killed allegedly by a group of armed men over the allocation of low cost houses (RDP) in Phase 2, Marikana West.
The charges against Webster, Mdlondozi Fundiwo, Aphindile Pungone, Nkululeko Msithwa, Nkosindiphile Nziyose and Sivuyile Qasha were withdrawn on May 22, after the State conceded it had no case against them.
Webster was also cleared from a charge of escaping from lawful custody at the Bafokeng Magistrate's Court in Tlhabane on June 26.