Protesters burn North West school

2012-07-12 21:13
Johannesburg - Fifteen school computers were burnt during the service delivery protest in Bona-Bona village in Morokweng, North West police said on Thursday.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said two classes and a staff room at Tlotlang Thuto Middle School were set alight on Wednesday by protesters demanding tarred roads, electricity and water in their area.

"Community members broke the burglar door of the school kitchen, took out two gas cylinders and placed them in each class," he said.

"They opened them and set the classrooms alight. The staff room caught fire from the [fires in the] two classes and 15 computers which were in the rooms were badly burnt."

When police were called they all fled, Ngubane said.

Ngubane said no arrests had been made but a case of arson, public violence and malicious damage to property had been opened.

Police were still keeping watch on Thursday.

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