WATCH: Calm returns to Ditsobotla municipality following hostage drama, arson

A section of the Lichtenburg municipality building was set alight and the mayor held captive by a group of disgruntled residents on Wednesday evening. This was the scene the morning after. Watch.

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Ditsobotla hostage drama: Mayor’s life not threatened – spokesperson

2017-05-24 23:11

The life of Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor, Daniel Buthelezi, who is being held hostage in the municipal offices, is not under threat, his spokesperson says.


Ditsobotla mayor released as 32 arrested over hostage drama

2017-05-25 08:10

Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor Daniel Buthelezi and his bodyguards have been released unharmed after being held hostage in the municipal offices, North West police have said.

Police tactical response team arrives in bid to free mayor

2017-05-24 21:46

A police tactical response team has arrived at the scene were the Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor, Daniel Buthelezi is being held hostage.

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