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17 Apr 2015
8:39 am

Four protesters appear in NWest court


Four women arrested for public violence following a protest in Madikwe outside Rustenburg have been released on a warning, North West police said on Friday.

The pair had been charged with stock theft. Photo: Supplied

Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said the women, aged between 22 and 37, appeared in the Madikwe Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. “They were all released on a warning until Monday, 4 May,” he said.

They were arrested on Tuesday, after residents barricaded roads with burning tyres and other objects. “According to the information available at this stage, the community protested against alleged nepotism practice by Moses Kotane local municipality and lack or non-provision of RDP houses. The situation is currently normal and the police are monitoring it,” he said.

Meanwhile, 13 people who were arrested in Brits on Tuesday, for public violence, also appeared in the local magistrate’s court on Thursday. “The case against eight of them was withdrawn while the other five accused, aged between 27 and 40 were released on a warning until Thursday, June 18,” Colonel Mokgwabone said.