Thursday, December 27, 2012

Four arrested in Delft on charges of arson

Imogen Vollenhoven
27 December 2012

Four men were arrested in Delft on charges of arson after allegedly setting an Eskom container alight.

Polices Captain FC Van Wyk adds that members of the Delft Police were  called to a scene where members of  the community were protesting about the lack of electricity .

 Van Wyk  said a group of between 70 and 100 people were burning tyres and in the process set the container alight, belonging to Eskom which is situated in the N2 Gateway settlement.

 Van Wyk said with the help of security officers, the police managed to identify and arrested four male suspects aged between 20 and 40 years of age.

Upon arrival of the police the protesters  had already dispersed , after setting the container alight, and causing damage of more than R 100.000.

 The suspects have been detained and will face charges of public violence and arson.

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