Houses, taverns torched in North West

2013-11-14 08:01
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Mahikeng - Three houses and two taverns have been set alight by angry residents in Setlagole area outside Mahikeng, North West police said on Thursday.

The houses and taverns were burned on Wednesday evening and no one was injured, said Sergeant Kealeboga Molale.

They belonged to people accused of kidnapping a 7-year-old boy on 1 November.

"Community members were angry that none of the suspects were arrested."

They also looted three foreign nationals' shops in the area and torched a structure where tribal meetings are held.

No one has been arrested.

Police are investigating a case of malicious damage to property, looting, business robbery and arson, said Molale.


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