Classoom burnt down in NW protest

2012-05-09 12:50

Johannesburg - A classroom has been burnt down in Tlapeng, near Ganyesa in North West, during a service delivery protest, police said on Wednesday.

The classroom was burnt down on Tuesday night, said Colonel Emelda Setlhako.

Residents from six villages in the Kagisano-Molopo area took to the streets on Monday, demanding that a 70km stretch of road be tarred.

Setlhako said no arrests had been made. She said 15 people arrested for public violence during a service delivery protest in Lomanyaneng, near Mahikeng on Tuesday, would appear in the Lomanyaneng Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

  • thebe.tau - 2012-05-09 12:57

    So you destroy existing services to demand more services

      NrGx - 2012-05-09 13:14

      cutting off the nose to spite the face

      Peter - 2012-05-09 13:18

      Maybe the government will build better services... oh wait what am i saying that wouldnt happen

      Christopher - 2012-05-09 13:41

      Friggin dumb...I wonder who is going to win the tender to rebuild the classroom?

      John - 2012-05-09 13:45

      makes sense hey

      Mike - 2012-05-09 13:58

      The community who burnt down the classroom should be responsible for rebuilding it at their expense but the problem is the mentality of everything for free. Nobody burns things for which they have paid. Stop breaking and burning property you miscreants!!

      Tuco - 2012-05-09 14:11

      I stand to be corrected but why is it that bottle stores and tarvens do not get trashed during service delivery protests.?

      Buzz - 2012-05-09 14:43

      And in other news, the group that burned down the classroom then went home and took a $h1t in their doorways...

  • Bryan - 2012-05-09 12:57

    Good spell check on the headline News24

      Ted - 2012-05-09 13:30

      I guess it because of a shortage of classooms!

  • Pule - 2012-05-09 13:06

    They burnt a classoom down.

      Vernon - 2012-05-09 13:22

      stop classing news24

  • exile13 - 2012-05-09 13:09

    Oh No! Not a claassoom!

      Pule - 2012-05-09 13:13

      Yes Not a claassoom but classoom...

      Brett - 2012-05-09 13:19

      Oom Claas?

  • Greg - 2012-05-09 13:15

    I'm pretty sure the next protest will be about a lack of classrooms for them / their children...well done idiots!!

      kpaul.z.harrington - 2012-05-09 13:41

      no no greg it's classoom....

      JohhnyBGood - 2012-05-09 14:25

      Yup, and they say schooling in a classoom is not nice. Obviously a tree is much better.

  • mabandla.magoqwana - 2012-05-09 13:21

    service delivery protest its got nothing to do with schools . why can't we protest peaceful without destroying the existing one's.

      Sharon - 2012-05-09 14:12

      What I would like for them to explain to me in lay terms is what they actually meant to achieve by burning the classroom. Did it solve their problem?

  • nerasmus1 - 2012-05-09 13:23

    Looks like somebody is channeling the ghost of CS Lewis. So, I'm guessing the portal to Narnia no longer lies in the Spa-oom.

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-05-09 13:39

    Tlapeng????? That's where my grandparents house is...... Damn!!!!! Why did they have to burn a classroom now... That's just dumb

      David - 2012-05-09 14:14

      What did you want them to burn instead?? Just checking..LOL

  • Louis - 2012-05-09 13:50

    So typical...if 2 out of 3 busses are broken, burn the one that still works and then protest because there is no transport. Pretty soon they will protest because of a lack of classrooms (and then burn the remaining ones)

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-09 13:58

    Desperate people do desperate things. Wait till they start stoning your blue light convoys and that will serve you right.

  • jacques.swart.77 - 2012-05-09 14:02

    For the life of me, I cannot figure out why these protestors always revert to arson when they feel the urge to make their voices heard. Is it the smell of burning buildings that adds to the sense of liberty? A feeling of power they gain by seeing stuff go up in smoke? It's like the story of people burning down a liquor shop because someone robbed it that's also been on this site. Why??

  • RiĆ«tte - 2012-05-09 14:06

    I wonder if they understand the snowball effect their barbaric behaviour sets in motion? Burn down the school because the road has to be tarred... Eish

  • Deon - 2012-05-09 14:07

    The R was also stolen from news24?

  • Martin - 2012-05-09 14:36

    rebuild the classroom and give em 2km of road due to loss on repairing classroom

  • darryl.maze1 - 2012-05-09 15:20

    Honestly. What has burning down a classroom got to do with having a road tared????? I really dont know why they have got to burn stuff down, its not gonna help. Its just plain stupid and f***ing pathetic. No brains. Well now they must just sit under a tree for classes now. If they want a new classroom rebuilt for there stupidity then its time the community get off there lazy asses and raise money.They wanna burn a classroom down then they must suffer the consiquinces.

  • gaeleen - 2012-05-09 15:21

    What the hell has tarring a road got to do with a classroom. Until people are held accountable for their destructive behaviour i.e. having to rebuild what has been destroyed; people will continue to demonstrate in this dangerous distructive way. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE - their children are being victimised - no classrooms - no education = NO JOBS

  • Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-05-09 15:32

    Vote for the ANC, protest against service delivering, burn down service that's actually there, vote for the ANC again. Can you see the pattern? Just saying

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