Violent protests close down Ventersdorp

Die Vryburger

Violent protests close down Ventersdorp. Photo: Die Vryburger
Violent protests close down Ventersdorp. Photo: Die Vryburger

Eleven people were arrested for violent violent demonstrations in Ventersdorp.

The town came to a standstill on Kruger Day and businesses closed their doors for fear of being robbed and plundered.

Police and residents of Tshing were involved in skirmishes.

The N14 between Ventersdorp and Coligny has since been reopened for traffic after this road and the R503 had been blocked with burning tires and rocks.

The reason for the demonstration is apparently about a development project of R6 billion announced ten years ago, and so nothing has materialised.

It seems that the best the police can do is “to monitor the situation”.

Read the original article in Afrikaans on Die Vryburger

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