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protestNews24 reports that a truck and a bus were torched in a violent protest in Marapong outside Lephalale, Limpopo, on Thursday afternoon, police said.  

It was unclear whether the protest was related to a National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) strike at a nearby Exxaro coal mine, Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe indicated.  When police arrived at the scene they found a large gathering of people and the burning truck and bus barricading the road and "reacted swiftly to restore order to the area".  The vehicles burnt out completely.  Ngoepe said that during the "unlawfulness", police were unable to determine the grievances of the protestors.  NUM embarked on protests at the Exxaro mine on Thursday morning after it had failed to reach a wage increase agreement with the employer through the CCMA on 6 September.

  • Read this report by James de Villiers in full at News24


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