South Africa 12.10.2018 08:09 am

Eleven Ventersdorp protesters to appear in court

Residents went on rampage on Monday demanding that a multi-million rand N14 development project be delivered to them as promised 12 years ago.

Eleven people arrested in connection with violent protests in Ventersdorp, North West are expected to appear in the Ventersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

The group would face charges of public violence. They were arrested on Wednesday in Tshing, Ventersdorp following a  violent protest.

Residents went on a rampage on Monday, barricading roads with burning tyres, pelted the police and passing motorists with stones, shutting down the sleepy farming North West town.

They were demanding that a multi-million rand N14 development project be delivered to them as promised 12 years ago.

The project was expected to create jobs for the locals.

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