Free Sate town quiet after protests

2012-05-03 15:39
Bloemfontein - Free State police continued to patrol Mokwallo, Vredefort, on Thursday after three more shops were damaged during protests.

Colonel Thandi Mbambo said the situation was calm in the morning after some electricity supply was restored to the town.

Mokwallo residents blocked roads with burning tyres and stones this week, apparently in protest against a lack of electricity and water supplies.

A group of 2 000 residents started protesting, and three foreign-owned shops were damaged by fire. Attempts to set alight a municipal building in Mokwallo earlier in the week failed, but protesters broke most of the windows.

Police had been in the town since 02:00 on Wednesday morning.

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