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Limpopo residents arrested after unrest

2012-03-05 15:55

Johannesburg - A total of 53 people have been arrested following unrest at Sephukubje village in the Sekgosese area of Limpopo, police said on Monday.

Violence broke out at the local clinic on Sunday after a security company owner shot and killed a 47-year-old guard over a work-related dispute.

"The residents wanted police to hand over the arrested owner. When police refused, they started throwing stones at the clinic, breaking windows," Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said.

"One police vehicle was set on fire while another one was damaged," she said.

The 53 arrested face charges of public violence and damage to property while the arrested man faces a charge of murder.

Comments
  • Syl - 2012-03-05 16:23

    Is there no end to the savagery in this province? Now the clinic is also damaged. talk about $hi**ing in your own doorway. Unless of course the quality of heath services offered by the clinic was also sub standard. In that case, no loss....

  • Moss - 2012-03-07 08:38

    These is problem with business people being protected by police,The security guard have worked over 3 months without a pay ,Now his Boss kill him if he confrontted about salary and delay.Why the police didnt arrest the security BOSS ,instead they hide him inside the clinic. I am awaiting for full report so far as per Thobela FM, police only laid charge against villager (meaning the security BOSS has did nothing wrong ,Not paying his worker,shooting,killing etc)

      Peter - 2012-03-07 09:06

      Read the report and you will see that the boss WAS arrested AND has been charged with murder. He was not being "hidden" in the clinic. I read the report to the effect that the clinic was approached by the villagers because they wanted to "deal" with the boss themselves. BUT the police were already there. Did you read a different story?

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