Municipal ward councillor’s house and car torched by community in Goedplaas

LIMPOPO – Police in Limpopo have condemned several incidents of public violence which have occurred in a number of clusters whenever communities are not satisfied with certain issues in their areas.

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Police spokesperson, Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe says this follows an incident of public violence, arson and malicious damage to property which occurred in the Goedplaas village outside Modjadjiskloof.

“Residents in the community went on a rampage and torched the local municipal ward Councillor’s house and a motor vehicle,” says Ngoepe.

Photo: Limpopo police

Photo: Limpopo police

The suspects, accused their ward Councillor of a variety of issues and attacked her home by burning her house and its contents as well as a motor vehicle to ashes.

Ngoepe says eleven suspects were arrested and briefly appeared before the Bolobedu Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 15 May, facing charges of public violence, arson and malicious damage to property.

“They were all denied bail and their cases were postponed to the 23 May 2018 for a formal bail application and for further police investigations to take place.”

Photo: Limpopo police

Provincial Commissioner, Lt. General Nneke Ledwaba, is urging communities to stop any form of violent action, irrespective of the type of concerns they are having. He adds that communities should rather follow the due processes of the law when they seek to address issues, without causing any damage to property or harming anyone.

“Those who continue to close their ears on our ongoing ernest calls to end these calamities, will be dealt with harshly and without compromise,” concluded General Ledwaba.

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