Modise condemns torching of buildings

2014-04-13 14:30
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Johannesburg - North West premier Thandi Modise on Sunday condemned the burning of a tribal office and a municipal councillor's house in Khunotswane village outside Zeerust.

"The destruction of private and public properties is not a solution to addressing whatever concerns the community might have," she said in a statement.

"Our disappointment is that the violence occurred after attempts earlier in the day by my office to receive a memorandum from the community."

North West police said a group of people gathered next to the Bahurutshe Ba-Ga Moiloa tribal office on Friday evening burning tyres and singing struggle songs.

"The group split themselves in two to execute attack at around 20:00," Brigadier Thulane Ngubane said.

"Some of the people burned the tribal office while the other proceeded to the councillor's yard and burned the two-roomed house and broke windows of her newly built house."

When police arrived some people started throwing stones at them, said Ngubane.

No arrests had been made.

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