Nine in court over burning of North West community hall

2011-07-29 10:51

Nine people would appear in the Mmabatho Magistrates Court today after they allegedly set fire to a community hall in Logageng, near Mahikeng, North West police said.

Lieutenant colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said the hall was set alight during a speech by mayor Nomtsama Lenah Miga yesterday afternoon.

Miga was addressing residents about government housing and access to water.

The five men and four women were arrested this morning after police allegedly linked them to the fire.

They faced charges of public violence and arson.

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