Five cars torched during violent protest

BARBERTON –  Among the torched cars were those belonging to City of Mbombela Local Municipality councillors in the Umjindi-North Region, namely Mr Mandla Mamba from ward 44 and Mr Jabulani Mkhabela from ward 41.

 

Read: ANC councillor to appear in court today

The injured individuals are recovering at hospitals (unidentified for their safety) after having been shot at and hacked.

Mpumalanga SAPS spokesperson, Col Leonard Hlathi, said the violence allegedly erupted after a councillor from one ward attended a meeting held in another ward.

Also Read: Barberton calm after riots

“The presence of the councillor in the meeting appeared to provoke the residents. Violence erupted and two people were shot at and one hacked. Five cars were torched and five houses were damaged,” said Hlathi.

The spokesperson said they were currently busy with investigations and were waiting for more people to come forward to open more cases.

“The cases we are investigating range from attempted murder, malicious damage to property and arson,” Hlathi added.

  AUTHOR
Richard Nkosi

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Recommended Story x
Bloodshed in Barberton

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Barberton Times
Corridor Gazette
Hazyview Herald
Lowvelder
Mpumalanga News
Nelspruit Post
Steelburger News
White River Post


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other