Protesters held in Limpopo

2010-02-17 11:50

About 150 people have been arrested for public violence in

Mohlalatsi near Apel in Limpopo, police said today.

Sen Supt Motlapele Mojapelo said the group was arrested yesterday

after a protest against lack of service delivery turned violent.

He said a group of people forcefully took pupils out of local

schools to participate in the protest.

“When police arrived, they started throwing stones at them,” he


A passing car was pelted with stones.

“The police arrested 150 people and charged them with public

violence and malicious damage to property.”

He said the majority of those arrested were schoolchildren.

“We are pushing for the group to appear in court this afternoon, if

not they will appear in court tomorrow.”

The protest was about lack of service delivery including water and


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