Two die in service protests

By Drum Digital
14 January 2014

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating the deaths of two people in Mothutlung, near Brits, on Monday, a spokesperson said.

"Two other people were injured and are currently in hospital," Moses Dlamini said.

North West police said two protesters were shot dead and two wounded during a service delivery protest.

Police were called to monitor protesters after they barricaded a road with burning tyres, Colonel Sabata Mokgobone said.

Residents started protesting on Sunday afternoon about a water shortage. Dlamini said there was allegedly an altercation between protesters and police officers.

"The exact circumstances are being investigated. A murder docket has been opened."

A post mortem examination of the two bodies would be conducted on Tuesday.

- SAPA

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