South Africa 26.3.2014 08:33 am

Torched Bronkhorstspruit clinic won’t be rebuilt

FILE PICTURE: Residents of Zithobeni just outside Bronkhorstspruit protest over electricity issues on 4 February 2014. Picture: Christine Vermooten

FILE PICTURE: Residents of Zithobeni just outside Bronkhorstspruit protest over electricity issues on 4 February 2014. Picture: Christine Vermooten

A clinic that was torched during a service delivery protest in Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria, will not be rebuilt.

“My department will not be rebuilding the clinic or any other public health facility destroyed by…thugs. We will take our budget to other regions where it is needed,” Gauteng health MEC Hope Papo was quoted as saying, The Star reported on Wednesday.

“The people who burnt down the R3 million clinic were thugs and criminals…”

Last month, protesters set alight seven buildings in Bronkhorstspruit including the clinic, a library, a hall and a house.

They were protesting over a prepaid electricity system.

– Sapa

 

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