Police Nyala petrol-bombed near Brits

2011-11-01 11:06

An armoured police vehicle was petrol-bombed during a service delivery protest in Oukasi near Brits, North West police said today.

Captain Aafje Botma said the vehicle, known as an Nyala, came under attack yesterday night. It entered Oukasi to help control rioting when residents barricaded streets with rocks and burning tyres.

They were demanding water and electricity. Protesters threw a petrol bomb at the Nyala and it exploded. Police were not injured, Botma said.

She could not confirm reports that a shop was looted and burnt yesterday night. “I have not received a report on a shop set alight. I do not know about it,” she said.

Madibeng municipal spokesperson Patrick Morathi said a meeting between the municipality and residents to discuss their concerns would be held later today.

“We do not know what they are protesting about,” he said. He said the municipality would only comment in detail after the meeting.

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