MAYOR OF SOUTH AFRICAN MUNICIPALITY HELD HPSTAGE BY ARMED RESIDENTS

DITSOBOTIA, SOUTH AFRICA, The mayor of the Ditsobotla Muncipality in South Africa’s North West Province, Daniel Buthelezi, is being held hostage by armed residents.

A mob earlier on Wednesday set the municipal building alight after delivering a memorandum on service delivery demands.

The municipal council covers the towns of Coligny, Lichtenburg and Biesiesvlei, which have experienced a series of violent protests in the past month.

Earlier, it was reported that whites were leaving Coligny in numbers as racial tensions there grew.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK