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Limpopo Police have strongly condemned violent protests which took place in Lephalale central business district Marapong that saw the torching of two buses and damage to property.
Provincial police spokesperson Lt Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the protesters started barricading roads, throwing stones to passing vehicles and later torched two buses. “The cases of malicious damage to property and public violence were opened,” he said.
This follows violent protest by some members of a Labour Union on one of the local mines. Public Order Police members were deployed last night and normalcy was restored.
Ngoape urged residents to follow due processes when ventilating their complaints and to desist from engaging in acts of vigilantism.
“This type of behaviour is totally uncalled for and it must be stopped immediately as no problem can be solved by creating another.
The police will act decisively against anyone who commits crime in the name of protests,” he added.
“The arrest (of suspects) is imminent as the tracing of those involved is still unfolding. Police investigations are still continuing,” Ngoepe concluded