Tense North West village closed over protests

2015-02-04 12:25
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Johannesburg - Majakaneng village near Mooinooi, North West, was tense with main roads closed due to continuing protests in the area, the community safety department said on Wednesday.

Protesters were throwing stones at vehicles travelling between Rustenburg and Pretoria, spokesman Shuping Sebolecwe said.

"The stoning of passing vehicles has led to the closure of the road between Mooinooi and Brits. Motorists are advised to use the Lonmin private road as an alternative."

The R104 between Mooinooi and Bokfontein was also closed.

On Tuesday, residents complained about water and electricity supply in the area and barricaded roads and burnt tyres.

Sebolecwe said three trucks and a light motor vehicle were set alight on Tuesday night, allegedly by protesters.

All four drivers escaped unharmed. No arrests had been made.

North West police spokesperson Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said police were monitoring the area.

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