Viljoenskroon protesters arrested for contravening IEC act on free bail
11:10 Sat, 18 May 2019
Viljoenskroon protesters arrested for contravening IEC act on free bail  | News Article
A group of 24 people who were arrested in Viljoenskroon near Bothaville for being in contravention of the independent electoral (IEC) act when they allegedly set alight a community hall earmarked as a voting station and a clinic are out on free bail.

Police spokesperson, Montantsi Makhele, tells OFM News that their case has been postponed to next week, 24 May 2019.

The torching of the hall and clinic followed after the group embarked on an alleged service delivery protest in that area in the Free State. They form part of many others who were arrested in other province provinces that include, North West, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal for various reasons including attempted double voting, torching IEC official vehicle and shutting downs schools tipped as IEC voting stations.

OFM News previously reported that at least 21 people were arrested in Tshaneng in Ganyesa, 19 in KZN and 1 in Gauteng. Makhele previously also told OFM News that the police had to keep a close eye on this town as well as in towns such as Marquard were residents have been on the rampage.

In the North West police minister and security cluster had to deploy at least 5000 police officers and members of the South African national defense force SANDF on the ground after the province was inked as a hot spot zone along with the province of KZN before May 2019 election.

Also at least 50 vehicles were handed over to the police in Mahikeng by the national police commissioner, Khehla Sitole, who then issued a stern warning for those who threatened to disrupt the six democratic elections.

OFM News

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