Thobile Mlangeni
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15 Jan 2016
11:24 am

7 in court after Waterval Boven protest

Thobile Mlangeni

A total of 11 people were arrested during the protest.

Residents take to the streets during a protest that turned violent in Waterval Boven, Mpumalnaga. Pic: Lowvelder.

Seven people are expected in the Waterval Boven Periodic Court in Mpumalanga, after they were arrested for public violence.

This comes after a number of government facilities including a community hall, fire departments, a clinic and municipal offices were burnt down during the continuing service delivery protest which began on January 6, Mpumalanga News reported.

A total of 11 people were arrested during the protest.

Provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Gerald Sedibe said a murder case was also opened following the death of a 21-year-old man who was apparently shot by members of the South African Police Services during the strike.

“The matter has been handed over the Independent Police Investigation Directorate (Ipid) for further investigation, “said Sedibe.

Sedibe added that four of the arrested suspects had already appeared in court earlier this week.

– Caxton News Service