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North West protesters granted bail

2012-01-16 19:58

Johannesburg - Fourteen people facing charges for public violence during a protest in Bapong were granted bail in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court on Monday, North West police said.

Captain Adele Myburgh said the seven men and seven women were granted free bail and would appear in the court again on March 30.

They were arrested on Thursday, after they allegedly threw stones at vehicles on the N4 highway. A man died and another was injured during the protest.

People were demonstrating against a local mine's failure to employ residents, when a truck driven by a Bangladeshi hit a 31-year-old man.

The truck driver fled and had to be escorted to safety by the police when protesters assaulted him.

A case of culpable homicide was opened against him.