VIOLENT PROTESTERS ARRESTED
Thabazimbi – Two people aged 26 and 31 were arrested for malicious damage to property and public violence near Thabazimbi.
It followed police action on suspects involved in the recent spate of violent protests. According to Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, five trucks were highjacked of which two, including an ambulance, were set on fire.
Seven people were also assaulted by a group of protesters along the Northam and Brits road on 20 June. “The police were summoned, reacted swiftly and intervened. The volatile situation was soon brought back to normality.
The assaulted drivers were immediately taken to hospital for medical attention,” Ngoepe added. The estimated damage caused during this incident is more than R3million and the public order policing unit is still monitoring the situation. More arrests are expected.
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of other suspects should please contact lieutenant colonel Nditsheni Jeoffrey Ramatsitsi at 082-843 7129, the crime stop number 08600 10111, SMS the crime line 32211 or contact your nearest police station.