The tension in the Western Transvaal town is running high after Jaco du Plooy, a local businessman, was granted R20 000 bail in the case alleging that he shot a 15-year-old youth during protests in the area.
According to Du Plooy, he defended himself and his property when he was attacked during violent protests, in which the 15-year-old seemed to be involved rather than attending school.
A resident of the area told Die Vryburger that Lichtenberg was close to total civil war and anarchy.
Read the original article in Afrikaans on Die Vryburger
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