Councillor's house damaged in protest

2012-05-26 20:15
Johannesburg - A councillor's house was damaged in Ekangala near Bronkhorstspruit during ongoing service delivery protest, police said on Saturday

Spokesperson Johannes Japhta said the house was pelted with stones and its windows were broken.

"Police intervened and restored order," he said.

Three minors and an adult were arrested for public violence and malicious damaged to property.

"The juveniles were released into the care of their parents and the adult is in custody pending appearance in court."

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania said its chairperson in the area, was arrested on Saturday morning.

"He is the only one in custody, the other nine have been released," said spokesperson Vusi Mahlangu.

He said the protest was sparked by the incorporation of the Metsweding municipality into the Tshwane metro without proper consultation.

"As results of the incorporation service delivery was affected," he said.

Mahlangu said they would continue holding mass meetings with the community to seek further mandate on issues affecting the community.

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