10 arrested for public violence in Rustenburg

2011-07-04 11:01

Ten people have been arrested for public violence in Boitekong near Rustenburg, North West police said today.

Constable Provin Tseke said residents of Yiz-Yizo informal settlement and Extension 13 barricaded roads in the area with burning objects at 5am.

They were reported to be unhappy about the councillor elected in the May 18 municipal election.

The SABC reported that protesters complained about a lack of water and a sewage spill which had gone unattended.

Further information on the arrests and comment from a community spokesperson was not immediately available.

Tseke said the police were monitoring the situation.

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