Municipal buildings damaged in protests

2011-06-23 13:05

Police were monitoring the situation at Windsorton in Northern Cape this morning after residents burned down a library building during a protest.

Captain Cherelle Ehlers said the town’s municipal building and a library were damaged by fire last night.

“We are investigating two cases of public violence,” she said.

Residents were apparently not happy with the appointment of the local mayor and some councillors after the recent local government elections.

Ehlers said the situation was quiet this morning.

Public order police had been deployed and were monitoring the situation.

No arrests had been made. Police were investigating two cases of arson. 

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