Grabouw quiet after protests

2012-03-21 22:12

Johannesburg - The Western Cape town of Grabouw was quiet on Wednesday after violent protests erupted earlier this week, police said.

"It is quiet. Grabouw is quiet," Warrant Officer November Filander said. Police were monitoring the area.

Eleven people accused of public violence appeared in the town's Magistrate's Court on Tuesday and were released on a warning.

Charges against ten others were temporarily withdrawn due to insufficient evidence.

The matter was postponed to May 21.

The group were arrested after tyres were set alight on the N2 freeway during a protest.

Residents burned down the Umyezo wama Apile School, demanding additional facilities and an end to overcrowding.

Protesters also burned down two ward councillors' homes and a municipal building.

  • Mauritius - 2012-03-22 00:30

    so they destroy the school.....SO HOW DOES THAT HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Jason - 2012-03-22 06:37

      its the African way!

  • sandradic - 2012-03-22 08:21

    Mauritius, when people become desperate, they do deperate things. One toilet for every 1. 600 children more than what was planned for the school ? It is a piece of dynamite wating for a match... The result: They will apparrently have a new school by 10 April 2012. Quite fast I would say after YEARS of no response..... PLUS: There plight is now known country wide and even overseas.... Maybe for a not so nice publicity approach, but it is working.....

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