Bloemhof Police arrested 40 people for Public Violence and Malicious damage to properties in Boitumelong location in Bloemhof yesterday night, 02 April 2014. It is alleged that the community stoned the houses belonging to the Mayor and two Councillors.
According to the information, the community also burnt down the municipal office in the location and damaged the community hall. It is alleged that several tuck-shops belonging to the Bangladesh Nationals have also been looted and damaged.
The situation is still tense and the police are monitoring the situation.