14 arrested in Letsopa township amid violent protests

Residents of Letsopa Township near Ottosdal in the North West have set fire to a community library. They've been protesting over a lack of service delivery. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - At least 14 people have been arrested in Letsopa Township near Ottosdal in the North West following violent protests.

Residents went on the rampage, protesting a lack of service delivery.

Police spokesperson Sam Tselanyane say they're monitoring the situation.

"Since the violent protest erupted yesterday, we have arrested nine suspects who made a brief appearance today and were remanded in custody until their next appearance. Today we arrested five people. e are still trying to get the situation under control at the moment."

They torched a community library, a municipal office, and trucks.

The suspects are facing charges of public violence.

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