Motorist attacked, car set on fire during protest

2015-01-12 12:52

A motorist was pelted with stones and his car set on fire during a service delivery protest in Hlohlokwe, near Bolobedu outside Tzaneen, Limpopo.

Residents blocked the road with rocks yesterday. The police brought the situation under control and the protesters left, Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said.

The road links the Hlohlokwe and Mawa villages. He said the road was not cleared yesterday because a bulldozer was needed to remove objects from the road.

“A motorist who was not aware of the protest tried to open a way for himself to pass through on Sunday night and he was pelted with stones. He was attacked and his car set alight,” he said.

The motorists and three occupants escaped unharmed. Police found them in the bush at about 4am today. A case of public violence and malicious damage to property was opened. No arrests had been made.

“We are not going to leave any stone unturned. Those responsible will be brought to book,” he said.

A special task team had been established to track down the perpetrators. More police had been deployed to the area to monitor the situation.

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