Fochville protesters off on a warning

2013-08-08 18:40
Johannesburg - Twenty-five people arrested for public violence in Fochville, near Carletonville, appeared in the Carletonville Magistrate's Court on Thursday, police said.

"The 25 suspects were released on a warning; the case was postponed to 27 September," police spokesperson Busi Menoe said.

Initially, 36 people were arrested but only 25 appeared in court because the others were minors.

Another 26 people were arrested on Wednesday for public violence.

They were expected to appear in court on Monday, Menoe said.

On Monday, residents embarked on a service delivery protest and blocked roads with stones and burning tyres.

"A spaza shop, a bottle store, and a house, believed to belong to a councillor, were set on fire," police spokesperson Katlego Mogale said at the time.

On Tuesday, Mazibuko and Merafong municipality Mayor Maphefo Mogale Letsie was meant to meet residents to discuss their concerns, but the meeting had to be abandoned when protests erupted.

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