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Additional police deployed to monitor violent protests in Zaaiplaas

Two schools in the area were burnt, the latest being Leriane Secondary school on Friday.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Limpopo Police Commissioner Nneke Ledwaba has deployed additional public order police in the Zaaiplaas area, outside Groblersdal amid violent service delivery protests.

Two schools in the area were burnt, the latest being Leriane Secondary school on Friday.

An officer was injured and a police van was torched during the week.

Five suspects are expected to appear before the local court tomorrow on a charge of public violence.

Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe says, “The suspects involved are still unknown and we’re therefore calling on the members of the community to contact our captain on 079 894 5501.”

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