Following the spate of public violent protests that erupted two weeks ago in and around Vosman, near Witbank, a total of 62 people have been arrested and 32 of them will appear at the Witbank Magistrate’s Court on 30 August 2017.
They are facing charges that include inter alia, public violence, burglary at business premises, possession of stolen property, incitement to commit a crime and malicious damage to property.
A total of 53 suspects, were granted a R1 500 bail each, six were released on R500 bail each while three were denied bail after they supplied false names and addresses to the authorities, at their previous court appearances.
The bail conditions granted include that some report at the Vosman Police Station on Mondays and Fridays between 06:00 and 18:00. They must also not be found protesting illegally nor disrupting an ongoing process of disturbing houses at Siyanqoba and must not even be seen around that area.
Police investigations are still continuing in this matter and the other 30 remaining suspects will appear at the same court on 22 September 2017.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma issued a stern warning to anyone with ill intentions at the court tomorrow and appealed for restraint from all. “As the SAPS we are tasked with maintaining public order at all time, hence we will not hesitate to act within the prescripts of the law to ensure that we live up to that expectation”, said the General.
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