Heidelberg quiet after violent protest

2012-03-22 07:45
Johannesburg - At least 80 people are to appear in court for civil unrest and looting shops and businesses in Ratanda, near Heidelberg, police said on Thursday.

"We are still assessing the damage, but the area is quiet now," Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

They would appear in the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court.

The ransacking and stealing from foreign traders was sparked by service delivery protests which started on Monday. Two houses, owned by ward councillors, and a municipal office were set alight.

Police were still in the area.

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