Mahikeng public violence accused released on warnings

2018-04-23 22:59
A Caltex garage stands empty, the pumps vandalised in the violence in Mahikeng. (Iavan Pijoos, News24)

A Caltex garage stands empty, the pumps vandalised in the violence in Mahikeng. (Iavan Pijoos, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Thirty-two people facing public violence charges in connection with recent violent protests in Mahikeng were released on warnings in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court on Monday, police said.

"They will all appear again on different dates," Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said.

In the meantime, fiery tensions that surfaced last week appear to have abated.

"It is all quiet now," Mokgwabone said late on Monday.

Violence flared up last Wednesday after a vote of no confidence in North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo was postponed.

This was due to an Economic Freedom Fighters court application to have the vote conducted by secret ballot "to protect" ANC members who may want him removed.

The violence spread to Taung, Delareyville and Vryburg.

Read more here: Violence spreads in North West as residents demand that Supra Mahumapelo goes

President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short his visit to London to fly home and assess the situation.

Read more on:    anc  |  supra mahumapelo  |  mahikeng

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.