Burgersfort, Limpopo - At least ten vehicles were set alight by residents of Burgersfort in Limpopo amid angry protests over lack of job opportunities in the local mining sector.
Four trucks, four buses and two cars were set alight on Tuesday night by residents living near the platinum mines who are demanding jobs and development in the area.
Residents, who claimed mining companies had failed to deliver on earlier promises to employ locals, also burnt tyres and barricaded roads with debris.
The vehicles that were set alight had been driving along the R555 road between De Hoop dam and Burgersfort, when drivers were pulled off from their vehicles and ordered to run. Several could only stand by and watch from a short distance away as their cars went up in flames.
On Wednesday, the majority of mine workers, many of whom reside far from their places of work, did not report for duty as there were no buses travelling on the route due to protests.