Truck burnt in Bapong protest

2012-02-15 14:24
Johannesburg - A truck was set alight in Bapong during a protest by residents, North West police said on Wednesday.

Some roads were also barricaded with burning tyres during the demonstration on Tuesday, Captain Adele Myburgh said.

No injuries were reported and a case of malicious damage to property had been opened.

"This has been an ongoing protest since before August and police are monitoring [the situation]. It is quiet now during the day, but the problem is at night."

The residents were concerned about unemployment and apparently angry with local companies, including Lonmin's platinum mine, claiming it had failed to create jobs for them.

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