Limpopo mob tries to burn down cops' houses

2016-02-24 16:17

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Polokwane – Two houses belonging to police officers were burnt during a protest in Modimolle on Tuesday, police said.

"During the violent protests about the shortage of water... members of the community also damaged the properties of members of the police," Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Ronnel Otto said.

Otto said the houses belonged to police constables. She said the houses were damaged when the mob attempted to set them alight.

"Two private vehicles belonging to the members were also seriously damaged, with all the windows smashed," Otto said.

Otto said the mob also smashed windows and looted and destroyed the property of two other police members who rented rooms in another house in the area.

Limpopo police provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Fannie Masemola condemned the attacks.

"It is a very sad day when the people the police are trying to protect attack the properties of men and women risking their own lives to protect the lives and properties of others," Masemola said.

Masemola warned that no stone will be left unturned to bring to book those responsible.

He said police would use all resources available to them to arrest and convict the perpetrators.

Otto said no one was injured during the incidents.

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