Limpopo protesters arrested

By Drum Digital
02 September 2013

A total of 65 protesters were arrested for public violence in Malamulele, Limpopo, on Monday, police said.

Protesters burned the public works regional offices and five vehicles, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

"The local Masingita shopping complex has been completely looted," he said.

Damage was estimated at R3 million.

Mulaudzi said the situation was tense, and he advised motorists to avoid roads leading to Giyani and Thohoyandou.

Residents were demanding their own municipality.

They gathered along main streets, and barricaded the roads leading to Thohoyandou and Giyani with stones and burning tyres

Those arrested were expected to appear soon in the Manamulele Magistrate's Court.

-Sapa

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