Mayor's house torched in Mpumalanga

There are suggestions that residents refuse to have their municipality integrated with Standerton.

FILE: Police are closely monitoring the situation. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police have confirmed a Mayor's house has been burnt down during a violent service delivery protest in Mpumalanga.

This week's demonstrations have shut down schools and businesses in the area.

But protests escalated last night and the crowd torched the home.

There are suggestions that residents refuse to have their municipality integrated with the Standerton council.

No arrests have been made but the police's Leonard Hlati says they are monitoring the situation.

"There are police members that are manning the situation. we are calling for peace so that people can stop to vandalise and burn others people's belongings."