Rustenburg residents demand mine jobs

2012-10-03 17:17
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Johannesburg - A shop and a mine lapa were set alight in a protest involving about 500 residents of the Delela informal settlement in Rustenburg, North West police said on Wednesday.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said residents barricaded the streets with burning tyres and pelted police vehicles with stones near the Thembela hostel on Tuesday night.

Two people were arrested and charged with public violence.

It was believed residents were protesting against mines in the area not employing local residents.

Ngubane said calm had returned to the area and police were on the scene.

A case of arson was being investigated.

The two people arrested were expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

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