General Ledwaba traced some of the culprits in Vhulaudzi

Photo by SAPS

By: Giyani View reporter

Limpopo provincial Commissioner, Lt General Nneke Ledwaba on Wednesday visited the torched police station of Vhulaudzi, outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo.

Police said on Tuesday night a group of angry community members staged an illegal gathering, barricaded the access road to the Vhalaudzi station
torching the station, and two police vehicles.

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“The members on duty tried to repel them by firing some shots, in the process police were overpowered by the mob of about 700. The police building was completely gutted and the police vans, that were recently allocated to the station were also burnt”. The police said

The building was initially used as a satellite police station and years late it was converted into a fully fledged police station after the same community made a call to the SAPS, to have the satellite converted into a fully fledged police station.

Police spokersperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, said “the mob was protesting about the disappearance of Mavis Mabala who earlier went missing”.

General Ledwaba has participated in tracing some of the culprits and later addressed an impromptu meeting with the community members of Vhulaudzi in the local community hall.

23 more people were arrested on Wednesday. The situation was calm on the day. Mojapelo said