By Thys Khiba
Harrismith – Twenty five suspects are expected to appear in the Harrismith Magistrate Court following protests, which are classified as public violence by Free State police officials.
Police provincial spokesperson, Colonel Thandi Mbambo confirmed that police are still monitoring the situation in areas that are affected by community protests.
“In Phuthaditjhaba, QwaQwa, protesters were barricaded roads with burning tyres and stones at Makgaolwaneng Village due to electricity outages,” said Colonel Mbambo.
Mbambo has also confirmed that this morning on the 28 May 2021, police officials chased away protesters who were barricading R57 near Kestel with burning tyres. “In Senekal there people who started gathering but police also managed to control the situation.”
Meanwhile, Zastron frustrated protesters took to the streets after the arranged meeting with their political leaders didn’t materialize.
The situation has reported as calm at the moment but police officials are still monitoring the situation.