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Peace returns to Modimolle

Residents went on the rampage this morning, blocking roads with burning tyres and setting a truck alight.

Protest in Modimole where the R101 road was barricaded by protesters on 19 February, 2016. Picture: Twitter @SAPoliceService.
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JOHANNESBURG – Calm has returned to Modimolle in Limpopo after a day of violent protests. 

Residents went on the rampage this morning, blocking roads with burning tyres and setting a truck alight. 

They were protesting over a lack of drinking water.

Police had to fire rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. 

The police's Ronel Otto says five people were injured.

“The protest has quietened down and the crowd was dispersed and we are still monitoring the situation. The R101 between Modimolle and Naboomspruit has been reopened although there are still rocks on the road.”



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