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News in brief - Date: 04 April 2017
Written by: Isabel Venter / Viewed: 5647
Local police, deployed in the Vuwani area today, reported a “relatively quiet” situation with no new serious cases of violence.
According to a provincial police spokesperson, Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe, there was only the odd case of people throwing stones to passing vehicles. Reports from Vuwani say that the town’s CBD is quiet, with most businesses still boarded up.
In the meantime, confirmed Ngoepe, the two suspects that were arrested on Monday are due to appear before the Malamulele Magistrate’s Court this afternoon on charges of malicious damage to property and incitement to commit public violence.
“Police investigations are still continuing and the situation is also still being monitored,” said Ngoepe on Tuesday morning.
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Archive photo of last year's protest in Vuwani.
Isabel joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in 2009 as a reporter. She holds a BA Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of South Africa. Her beat is mainly crime and court reporting.
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