Violent protesters nabbed

2012-02-14 10:54

Mpumalanga police arrested 51 service delivery protesters in Masoyi, south of Hazyview, today.

They were charged with public violence, theft, and malicious damage to property, Captain Leonard Hlathi said.

“They broke into shops belonging to foreign nationals and looted them,” he said.

More police had been sent to the scene. Earlier, he warned motorists to avoid the road from Masoyi to Hazyview, which protesters had dug up and littered with stones and burning tyres since Saturday night.

Cars had also been damaged.

“Motorists should rather take the Kiepersol road to Hazyview,” Hlathi advised.

Those travelling to the Kruger National Park should take the Kruger Park Road in Hazyview.

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