Provincial Commissioner condemns violent protests in Letsopa
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The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane condemned in the strongest possible terms violent protests that have been taking place since Wednesday, in Letsopa near Ottosdal.
Police spokesperson, Captain Sam Tselanyane, says, it is alleged that services were interrupted in town after members of the community barricaded roads with burning tyres and various other objects in the early hours of Wednesday.
The protest also affected schooling and workers could not go to work.
Tselanyane says this illegal action also led to closure of businesses while traffic flow on the R507 and R503 roads was affected due to sporadic stone throwing incidents.
He says following these incidents, nine suspects were arrested for public violence and arson.