More arrests in Sasolburg

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Bloemfontein. – The more than 200 people arrested for the alleged possession of stolen goods following last week’s protests in Sasolburg in the northern Free State will appear in court today after spending the weekend in custody.

They were arrested after police allegedly found goods looted from businesses in Zamdela township in their possession. According to the SABC, the suspects’ families maintain that they have been wrongfully accused. The suspects will appear in court today for bail application.

Residents of Zamdela last week protesting against government’s proposed merger of the Metsimaholo and Ngwathe municipalities. Meanwhile, Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi says he has begun to engage stakeholders on the proposed merger. – Sabc