Moeketsi residents back in protest

Ngoepe says more Public Order Police personnel in that area have been added and the situation is monitored closely. Photo supplied.  

By Tsundukani Zitha

GIYANI- The Public Order Police managed clear the R81 road along Polokwane and Moeketsi after Tuesday’s violent protest in Moeketsi. The road was opened, and the situation was quite until yesterday’s morning when they started again.

Limpopo Police Spokesperson LT. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe says that the Public Order Police dispersed those protesters, the road is now clear, and motorists can travel safely.

“We added more personnel of Public Order Police in that area and the situation was monitored closely,” said Ngoepe.

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Ngoepe further stated that only one truck was burnt and there were no other reported incidents of damage to property or injuries or fatalities at this stage.

“Cases of malicious damage to property and Public violence are opened at Modjadjiskloof Police Station outside Tzaneen,” noted Ngoepe.

LT. Colonel Ngoepe concluded by saying that no arrest has been made yet, but a special Task Team has been established to investigate these cases and subsequently the identified perpetrators will soon be arrested. The Police investigations are continuing.

At this stage isn’t yet clear what could have prompted the protest.