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Mpuma protesters arrested over violence

2012-06-01 14:37

Johannesburg - A total of 45 people were arrested for public violence during a protest in Barberton, Mpumalanga on Friday, police said.

Police used teargas when residents looted shops belonging to foreign nationals, Sergeant Gerald Sedibe said.

He said roads were barricaded with stones and burning tyres.

Protesters were demanding that the proposed Mpumalanga University, rumoured to be constructed in White River, be built in Barberton.

They believed this would alleviate unemployment in the area.

Those arrested would appear in Barberton Magistrate's court soon.

Comments
  • msangambe - 2012-06-01 14:44

    That's being crazy, really now?

      Marco - 2012-06-01 14:57

      i don't know msangambe.can you trust a white river? not a very good joke i know.peace people

      alansmartSnr - 2012-06-01 20:21

      How stupid can they get.. Dont want it there cos its at White River. LOL If they built it in the Black Sea, they would probably be happy. BTW.. I just love this Zenophobia..Get rid of these imposters. They just spunge off this country and bring no skills 'cept perhaps how to make a zoll or where to stick the needle in.. We have enough government criminals.. dont need anymore..and "balls out" zoomer seems very quite these days

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-01 14:53

    Who let the dogs out again? Anyway, it's quite normal in Zumafrica.

      malebogo.ivan - 2012-06-01 15:01

      why are you calling other people dogs,and stop commenting funny remarks if you have a problem with jacob zuma pack your bags and go to nertherlands,because you belong there.

      Irene - 2012-06-01 15:05

      malebogo ~ Nigel's comment is not funny, it's flipping hilarious. Pity you don't have the intelligence to grasp what he has written. By the way, go back to the Congo because you belong there.

      Peter-Peter - 2012-06-01 15:09

      lol, the black people comments on this site today are so angry...

      nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-01 15:20

      malebogo.ivan - no I stay. My country. People who steel and trash other peoples property are DOGS !!!!!!

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-01 16:28

      look at this juvenile delinquent @ivan....the comment went straight over his head. Folks i dont think we will ever be on the same wave-length as this lot....WTF is the nertherlands? - firkin illiterate idiot.

  • hayley.dreyer - 2012-06-01 15:09

    I live here and it is was not fun.

  • Mark - 2012-06-01 15:16

    Yup, makes perfect sense to me. Obviously a university needs unemployed people who would burn the place down every time they were unhappy. You go ANC, viva.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-01 15:30

    Go get the dork Irene,its amazing how these okes have two solutions only,murder or ask to leave,stuff you dork we are here to stay.

  • Andre - 2012-06-01 16:03

    Please give us the race of the perpetrators so that we can stay enlightened!

  • braamc - 2012-06-01 16:44

    Racists, hahahaha

  • thabo.ndhlovu.5 - 2012-06-01 16:57

    Those barbeton idols dey mst gt dey story ryt.....der university mst be close 2 town (nelspruit) 4 security reason n healthy facility purpose.....so barbeton gt over it...u hv a mine dat cn sustain ur community....

  • Menyeri - 2012-06-01 17:23

    I dont blame my fellow barbertonians for striking,if u are from barberton u are called drunkerd n criminal bcoz of de 6 prisons we have.We also need education like other people.Most youths are addicted in drugs bcoz of de fact that we still lack crucial reasources to entertain ourselves as youth.If striking is de only language that makes de senior officials realise dat we are serious,i give them a go-ahead...

      alansmartSnr - 2012-06-01 20:14

      How stupid can they get.. Dont want it there cos its at White River. LOL If they built it in the Black Sea, they would probably be happy. BTW.. I just love this Zenophobia..Get rid of these imposters. They just spunge off this country and bring no skills 'cept perhaps how to make a zoll or where to stick the needle in.. We have enough government criminals.. dont need anymore..and "balls out" zoomer seems very quite these days

  • wilma.bothma1 - 2012-06-05 19:37

    How stupid is this by destroing what they have to get wat out of it. After this how will invest money in a town that will be destroy by its own when hey don't like wat they get . And like shown security wise I wound whant to stay in a town that will fall apart like this when they can't cope .

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