South Africa 3.8.2015 09:40 am

Namakgale residents block roads, burn vehicles during protest

FILE PICTURE: Tyres burn during a protest.  Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

FILE PICTURE: Tyres burn during a protest. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Residents of Namakgale in Limpopo barricaded roads and burnt several vehicles during protests, police said on Monday.

”Last night [Sunday] three trucks and two bakkies were set alight. Residents are blocking roads inside the township as well as the R71 between Namkgale and Phalaborwa,” said spokesman Colonel Ronel Otto. She added that an unemployment forum in the area organised the protest.

”At this stage, it is not clear whether the protest is against the possible lack of service delivery or unemployment. Public order police are monitoring the area.”

No arrests have been made.

 

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