North West: 18 arrested following violent protests MAHIKENG - A total of 18 suspects aged between 18 and 30 were arrested following violent protests that have erupted since about 04:30 this morning in Letsopa near Ottosdal.
According to information, members of
the community of Letsopa barricaded roads with burning tyres, stones and other objects.
They are allegedly complaining about service delivery.
The R501 road between Ottosdal and Delaryeville as well as the road between Ottosdal and Sannieshof were closed for traffic since in the morning.
In the process, municipal offices were burnt.
Two Municipal trucks and a tractor were also burnt.
One police vehicle was damaged after it was pelted with stones when protestors were prevented from damaging the court building.
The situation is currently calm.
Public Order Police Unit members (POP) are monitoring the area.