Road blocked in protest over murder

2011-05-30 09:13

Johannesburg - Residents of Tlokweng near Swartruggens blocked a road passing through the village with stones and burning objects on Monday, the North West department of safety said.

Spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele said residents went into a rampage on Sunday, after the funeral of Thabiso Moloi, whose decomposing body was found in the bush.

"Twenty-five year-old Moloi was purportedly last seen at the Mochacho's tavern on the night of the April 15, before his decomposed body was discovered by villagers in a bush outside the village last week Tuesday [May 17]," he said.

Residents suspected that Moloi was killed for muti.

Buses transporting people to work were stopped and schoolchildren were also not allowed to go to school.

Kgwele said Safety MEC Desbo Mohono has appealed to villagers to exercise restraint, promising that the police would not rest until those responsible for the murder of Moloi were behind bars.

"The police are observing the situation and will not hesitate to arrest those who wish to take advantage of the situation by bringing forth their nefarious agenda," Mohono said.

The road passing through the village is used as an alternative route to the N4 highway connecting Rustenburg and Mahikeng.

  • - 2011-05-30 11:31

    Why does it appear that the "solution" to all these problems is to create chaos.

      bob - 2011-05-30 12:12

      because it gets promoted through propaganda, terrorists get the taught in the same manner from being young.

      Werner - 2011-05-30 12:50

      What I want to know is, what is it with their obsession with fire? Perhaps they're so proud of one of the only inventions they've made, they need to constantly show the world how brilliant they are. Or perhaps they're making fire all the time so they don't forget how.

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-05-30 22:33

      Because it is the most effective form of attention grabbing in a badly-run nation

  • Darkwing Duck - 2011-05-30 11:58

    These are the same people who overwhelmingly voted local government over to ANC. If it weren't for the township votes, most metropols would be efficiently running under the DA's leadership, there would be less theft of ratepayers funds and more money available to assist the destitute who need them. The very fact that my hard earned money paid in taxes and rates is hijacked with the assistance of these very same people who need the social uplifting and education most, and given over to a party who has neither the inclination, honesty nor ability to help them makes me want to hang my head and weep! I WANT my taxes and money to help these people! I want to lift them out of the poverty and poor living standards they find themselves in! But by repeatedly giving our revenue to the ANC who have over 17yrs proven that they either do not have to ability or inclination to build the country and uplift the poor, they refuse to let us help them! This is frustrating and heart breaking! If only we, the rate payers and tax payers could decide for ourselves in local elections who to vote for, I'm sure more funding would find its way to these townships.

      bob - 2011-05-30 12:10

      I agree, we are one of the highest paying tax countries in the world, and where are the results, well when the Gov has parties from R6 - R30 mil, how can they afford their supporters, why dont they vote for the correct party that can run a country?

  • HCrouse - 2011-05-30 13:27

    What a bunch of useless citizens.

  • Contrarian - 2011-05-30 15:33

    Kante go diragala eng ko Tlokweng. Fuck ditlaela!!

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