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Suspects arrested as police intensify operations to deal with violent protests in Musina

Last updated on May 14, 2022

POLOKWANE – The police in Musina have arrested four suspects aged between 20 and 36 since last night, 12 May 2022 at about 22:00 until today for public violence, arson and malicious damage to property, following the violent protest action which erupted in this area since the beginning of this week.

During the protests, community members went on the rampage, blocked and burned tyres on the roads and some shops in Nancefield location and Musina town were looted. The protesters also damaged a Police vehicle, torched a Municipal tractor and some Municipal buildings.

Members of the Public Order Police have since stabilised the situation. Police deployments will remain in the area to monitor the situation.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has urged the public to raise their concerns peacefully and desist from resorting to violence. Blocking roads, looting businesses and damaging properties is a serious offence and Police will not hesitate to act against the perpetrators, Concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate’s Court soon.

More arrests are expected. Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the remaining suspects should contact Colonel Mboneni Mukwevho on 082 759 4931 or the crime stop number 08600 10111or the nearest police station. Tip-offs can be submitted on the My SAPS App.

Police investigations continue.

 

 

Source: South African Police Service

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