Fed up residents hold Mayor hostage

Fed up residents hold Mayor hostage
Published: 2017 May 25 08:51:43 (5959 Views)
Fed up community members from Boikhutso in the North West held their mayor and his bodyguards hostage in the municipal offices.

Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor Daniel Buthelezi and his bodyguards were released unharmed in the early hours of Thursday morning after being held hostage North West police confirmed.

Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said they were released just before 01:00 after negotiations with unhappy community members.



The residents were complaining about the Integrated Development Plan saying that their ward [ward 3] was not included.

Police arranged two minibus taxis for the 32 residents and allowed them to get inside with the mayor. They left the municipal offices and were arrested a few streets away.

"The charges are kidnapping, arson and attempted murder," he said.

On Wednesday, he said a group of people allegedly stormed the municipal building and set a section of the building alight.




Source - Dailysun

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