Rustenburg - Disgruntled youth in Ramokokastad near Mogwase in the North West, who were demanding jobs, burnt down a tribal office on Thursday.
“Tree branches were put in the office and [they] set it alight. The situation is tense,” said Charles Makinita, chairperson of a committee of unemployed people in the area.
He said youth from Morogong, Bojating, Phalane and Phadi took to the streets on Wednesday as they demanded to be employed at mines operating in their areas.
The group vandalised the office and locked it, and demanded that North West premier Supra Mahumapelo be summoned to Ramokokastad to listen to their concerns.
“The police fired rubber bullets and some of us were arrested,” said Makinita.