5 arrested in Limpopo protest

2012-03-02 21:22

Johannesburg - Five people were arrested for public violence during a protest over education in Gilead, in Limpopo's Waterberg area on Friday, police said.

Three women and two men, aged between 18 and 48, were part of a group who "went on the rampage" and blocked a road, Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba said in a statement.

They blocked the N11 near Mokopane in the early morning by burning tyres, because their village did not have a school.

Ramatseba said more arrests were imminent. The five were expected to appear in the Gilead Magistrate's Court on Monday.