Seven arrested in WCape protest

CAPE TOWN – Seven people were arrested in De Doorns, in the Western Cape, on Tuesday for throwing stones at motorists during a protest on the N1 highway, said police.

Captain FC van Wyk said the police and other law enforcement agencies in the town had to periodically close the N1 because of the service delivery protest.

“It is reported that some community members, during the protest, were seen throwing stones at the vehicles that travelled on the N1 national road in De Doorns,” Van Wyk said.

He said they would be charged with public violence, assault and malicious damage to property and would appear in De Doorns Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Van Wyk said the situation in the town was quiet on Tuesday afternoon.


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