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7 arrested for torching KZN councillor's house & car

The police say the suspects will face charges of public violence, arson and malicious damage to property.

Picture: Free Images.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Seven people have been arrested in connection with the February torching of an African National Congress (ANC) councillor's house and car in KwaZulu-Natal.

In February, a group of protesters blocked the N2 and R102 with burning tyres, demanding the removal of Jetro Banda.

It is understood that the suspects then went to Banda's home in Shaka's Head where they set it alight.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Umhlali Magistrates Court today.

The police's Thulani Zwane said that the suspects will face charges of public violence, arson and malicious damage to property.

"For the past five months they have been investigating this case and as a result seven suspects were arrested and linked to the incident in February.'

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