Situation calm in Schweizer-Reneke – North West police

2017-06-02 11:50
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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

Schweizer-Reneke – The situation is currently calm in Schweizer-Reneke, North West, following Thursday’s violent protests, police said on Friday.

During the protest, a 46-year-old municipal employee was arrested for arson and public violence, said Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone.

He is expected to appear in the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrates’ Court later on Friday, said Mokgwabone.

“Following an incident in which the Mamusa Local Municipality building and a community library was burnt on Thursday, the situation is currently calm,” he said.

According to reports, the municipal building and library were torched when residents protested the replacement of the acting municipal manager, Lucky Fourie.

Mokgwabone said police are monitoring the area.

Read more on:    mahikeng  |  protests

Join the conversation! 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.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.