Home Accidents Three trucks torched on R76 as the protests started in Kroonstad

Three trucks torched on R76 as the protests started in Kroonstad

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Three cars were set alight on R76 on Thursday.

According to the police spokesperson Cpt. Stephen Thakeng, police have opened the cases of malicious damage to property and public violence.

“We suspect the violent protests in Kroonstad [on Thursday] spilled over to Steynsrus at about 21:00 on Thursday night. That’s when three trucks were burnt. We are monitoring the situation.”

He also stated that during the incident no injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.

Police officers have arrested more than 60 people when they have torched Post office and municipal vehicles during the protests.

“The situation is tense, but [Public Order Police] members continue to maintain law and order,” said Thakeng.

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