Two trucks set alight in NW protests

2012-06-07 15:10

Johannesburg - Two trucks were set alight on Thursday in worsening public violence in Kanana and Moruleng, North West police said.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said one truck driver managed to escape while the other was assaulted by a mob.

In another incident, a truck was involved in an accident after it swerved to avoid a stone barricade and hit a tree. The driver was unharmed.

In Magong Village near Moruleng, a shop belonging to a foreign national was looted, with police arresting one person. Twenty people were arrested by Thursday afternoon.

Ngubane said that a march was planned for later on Thursday, from Lerome to Moses Kotane Municipality.

"The purpose of the march is the demand for [Reconstruction and Development Programme] housing and alleviation of unemployment," said Ngubane.

The march was organised by a group called “Activists for a Better Life for all”.