Citizen reporter
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17 Sep 2015
10:10 am

Limpopo town Glen Cowie calm after violent night

Citizen reporter

Community members of Glen Cowie, Limpopo burnt mobile rooms of a nursing school at St Ritas hospital on Wednesday evening.

According to police community members were complaining that only people from Polokwane are in the school while the youth around the school are suffering. The incident allegedly started when police rescued a suspect who was accused by the community of assault with the intent to do grievous harm.

“…the community were busy assulting him,” said police spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto. After police intervened the community allegedly became angry and started blocking roads with bricks and a big Cell C container.

The remains of a burnt truck that the community burnt in the violence. Picture: Supplied.

The remains of a burnt truck that the community burnt in the violence. Picture: Supplied.

“A truck belonging to a private company was also set alight,” Otto said.

Public order police were deployed to to the area. No one was injured and no arrests have been made.

Otto said the situation was calm on Thursday morning.