Ditsobotla Mayor released after 8 hour hostage situation
Mayor of Ditsobotla in North West released after an 8 hour hostage situation during a service delivery protest
An 8-hour hostage drama involving the Mayor of Ditsobotla in Litchenburg in the North West, only ended in the early hours of this morning.
Mayor Daniel Buthelezi and his two body-guards were freed, after disgruntled residents, armed with different weapons and petrol bombs stormed the municipal offices.
They demanded the implementation of promised services and projects in their area.
Mpho Lepedi filled this report
We've got a long way to go if people think torching buildings and taking politicians hostage will give them what they want #Ditsobotla— Mmanaledi Mataboge (@MmanalediM) May 24, 2017
Protesting of service delivery but you are burning and vandalizing municipal buildings which must be fixed again.Why why why... #Ditsobotla— Sundowns_Fanatic ⭐ (@Solomon_Madube) May 24, 2017