Councillor’s house torched in Goedplaas village

Police condemn acts of violence following the torching of ward Councillor’s house.

The South African Police Service in Limpopo are harshly condemning the public violence that keeps on re-occurring in a number of Clusters whenever community members are not satisfied with certain issues in their areas.

This condemnation follows an incident of public violence, arson and malicious damage to property which occurred at Goedplaas village outside Modjadjiskloof in the Tzaneen Cluster after members of the community went on a rampage and torched the local Municipal Ward Councillor’s house and a motor vehicle.

It is alleged that these community members accused their Ward Councillor of a variety of issues until they mobilised themselves, attacked her home and subsequently burnt a house with its contents and a motor vehicle to ashes. The Police were summoned, reacted swiftly and arrested 11 suspects.

The Provincial Commissioner Lt. General Nneke Ledwaba urged members of the community to stop any form of violent actions irrespective of the type of concerns they are having but they should rather follow the due processes of the Law when they seek to address such without causing any damage to property or harming anyone.

The police investigations are still continuing.

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