LISTEN: NW school, voting station torched

LISTEN: NW school, voting station torched

Police in North West has confirmed that Tlhakajeng Primary School in Kraaipan has been burnt to the ground.

Police vehicle, crime scene
Anelisa Kubheka

The school was also supposed to act as a voting station during the elections on Wednesday. 


Police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone says the building was torched on Friday. 


"We are currently investigating a case of arson. It alleged that a local headman together with an unconfirmed number of people from the community went to the school and set it alight. At this stage, we have not arrested anyone as investigations are ongoing.”


He says the school has basically been destroyed, as there is only one classroom still standing.

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The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says the incident is related to unhappiness over service delivery and an alternative voting station will be arranged in the area. 


Mokgwabone says police officers have been deployed in different areas of the province. 


"We have a few disruptions that have been reported, but currently these are minor and we have managed to deal with

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