35 North West protesters arrested

2014-03-27 21:11


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Thirty five people were arrested on Thursday for public violence, arson and malicious damage to property in Kanana, near Orkney, North West police said.

Protesters partially burnt the local municipality offices and pelted windows with stones on Wednesday and Thursday, Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said.

Others barricaded roads with burning tyres and looted a number of shops owned by foreign nationals.

Mokgwabone said one of the shops and a bottle store were burnt down.

He said protesters damaged two police vehicles by breaking the windscreens.

"The protesters allegedly went to schools in the township in the morning today, disrupted classes and forced learners to join the protests," he said.

Thirteen women and 22 men, aged between 15 and 39, were arrested between Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon. Two minors, both aged 15, were also arrested.

They were expected to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court, Mokgwabone said.

Read more on:    mahikeng  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Amazing solar inventions!

Solar power is lighting up the world, and not just on rooftops anymore.



Prince George the green prince?
One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa
China's air pollution at doomsday levels
Keep food fresher for longer

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

The full moon energy can be quite intense today as your emotions fight against reason. It is important to ground your ideas and...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.