North West quiet after violent protests

2012-05-10 15:40
Johannesburg - The Kagisano Molopo district municipality in the North West was quiet on Thursday after violent protests over roads, police said.

"It is all quiet in the district today. Police will continue to monitor the situation," said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane.

A total of 34 men and 24 women had been arrested since the protests began on Monday, Ngubane said earlier.

They faced charges of public violence, malicious damage to property and looting, and were expected to appear in court soon.

"The main concern of the communities which fall under Kagisano Molopo district municipality is apparently the need for a tarred road linking the affected villages to Ganyesa," he said.

Residents were outraged because they were promised tarred roads three to four years ago.

The villages affected included Tlhapeng, Dipudi, Tsaodi, Kgokgole, Southey, Eliasm and Tshaneng.
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