FOUR SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR PUBLIC VIOLENCE IN MAMELODI EAST
Mamelodi East police arrested four suspects yesterday morning after the sporadic breakout of public violence in demand of proper roads, clean running water, electricity and other services. The protests were triggered by disgruntled residents of “Skierlik” informal settlement and Lethabong in the far east of Mamelodi. “the incident started on Monday night where communities took to the streets burning tyres, blocking roads and throwing stones at motorists. Streets affected by protests includes Solomon Mahlangu drive, Hector Peterson, old Bronkhorstspruit and gravel entrance to “Skierlik”informal settlement” said the police spokesperson Captain Michael Mbewe. He added that in the mean time, public order, Tshwane Metro and Mamelodi East Police were deployed around all affected areas to monitor the situation. Motorists were diverted to use alternative roads. Arrested suspects are aged 25, 28, 52 and 58 years and will appear in Mamelodi court on charges of public violence.
By: Fortunate Machaba