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More trucks set alight at Stutterheim protest, police monitoring situation

Nov 21, 2018
More trucks set alight at Stutterheim protest, police monitoring situation

Police in Stutterheim on Wednesday said that they are monitoring the protest that began in Stutterheim area in the morning. 

"The protesters set alight two trucks on N6 and ran away in the bushes," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa. 

"Police fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowd."

N6 near Stutterheim protest currently open only to small vehicles

Capt Mawisa said that the N6 can be used by small vehicles as big vehicles cannot pass due to those two trucks that are not yet towed away. 

"A case of Malicious damage to property has been opened for investigation."

Not the first trucks torched by Stutterheim protesters

At the beginning of this month, 17 suspects were arrested for public violence and malicious damage to property following violent service protests at Mlungisi Township, in Stutterheim.

A truck that was carrying juice was set alight by a group of protesters.

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