Police arrest 11 suspects for public violence and malicious damage to property in Villa-Nora 

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Dipompong village community members embarked on violent protest actions by barricading the roads with stones, various objects and subsequently burning two busses. Image supplied. 

By Robert Maswanganyi

Polokwane- Eleven suspects, aged between 25 and 38 have been arrested by Villa-Nora police outside Lephalale for violence and malicious damage to property.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe says that the arrest follows a chain of events in Dipompong village where members of the community embarked on violent protest actions by barricading the roads with stones, various objects and subsequently burning two busses.

“The additional public order police members were deployed to the area to stabilize the situation.”

“The arrested suspects will appear before the Phalala Magistrate court soon. More arrests are expected.” says Ngoepe

Limpopo SAPS acting commissioner Major General Jan Scheepers has condemned this act of violent protest with the most strongest terms.

“Members of the community are once more advised and encouraged to follow the due legal processes whenever they are having complaints against any entity rather than resorting to violent behaviour which will never be tolerated.”

“The Police investigations are still continuing,” concluded Scheepers.

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