Limpopo residents held after unrest

A total of 53 people have been arrested following unrest at Sephukubje village in the Sekgosese area of Limpopo, police said on Monday.

Violence broke out at the local clinic on Sunday after a security company owner shot and killed a 47-year-old guard over a work-related dispute.

“The residents wanted police to hand over the arrested owner. When police refused, they started throwing stones at the clinic, breaking windows,” Lieutenant-Colonel Ronel Otto said.

“One police vehicle was set on fire while another one was damaged,” she said.

The 53 arrested face charges of public violence and damage to property while the arrested man faces a charge of murder. – Sapa

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