Four in North West court for public violence

Four in North West court for public violence

Four men accused of public violence will appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, North West police said.


Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said on Sunday, George Makgetla, 36, Godfrey Malepe, 19, and Daniel Mokgosi, 26, were arrested on August 19, following a spate of public violence incidents in the area.


They appeared in court on Friday and remained in custody.


They would appear in court again together with Tshegofatso Mangole, 32, who was arrested on August 16 for public violence in Dikhibidung.


He appeared in the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court on August 19 and would remain in custody until Monday.


“The community allegedly burnt and damaged properties between Wednesday, 5 and Tuesday, 18 August 2015 in Dikhibidung informal settlement near Sunrise Park in Rustenburg.


“The violence erupted after the meeting that the community attended with the local municipality representatives failed to reach consensus on Sunday, 5 August 2015,” said Mokgwabone.


“It is alleged that the community demanded during that meeting to be employed at the local sewerage plant.”


Damaged property included two burnt municipal trucks, a park home, an ambulance, and a municipal car.


“The situation is calm currently and police are monitoring it to ensure stability,” Mokgwabone said. -ANA


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