13 held in Ledig protest

2012-06-19 18:55

Johannesburg - Thirteen people were arrested for public violence in Ledig, near Sun City, on Tuesday, North West police said.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said about 250 people barricaded the road at the four-way stop in Ledig, where they threw stones and burned tyres.

They demanded a response to a memorandum they handed to the Wesizwe Platinum Mine last week.

"One vehicle has been damaged and a member of the public has been assaulted," Ngubane said.

He said the protesters wanted the mine to employ people from Ledig.

"Currently the situation is calm, but is being monitored by the police," Ngubane said.