PROTESTS HEIGHTEN, PROTESTERS SHUTDOWN KRUGERSDORP
Following the recent mob and protests in Krugersdorp, townships in Mogale City and the Krugersdorp central business district (CBD) were effectively shut down on Monday as thousands of protesters clashed with police.
Residents from several townships in Mogale City marched on in protest against drugs and human trafficking.
Protesters torched several buildings suspected of being drug dens and looted shops and taverns in the CBD.
As police pushed protesters out of the CBD, violence flared up in neighbouring communities.
Around 3 000 protesters clashed with police in Munsieville.
Protesters retaliated to teargas thrown by the police by throwing stones and petrol bombs back at the police, using mattresses and corrugated iron sheets as shields.
The standoff in Munsieville lasted for a number of hours as protesters and police kept pushing each other back.
Several protesters were arrested in the process.
Munsieville residents blamed foreign nationals for the prevalence of drugs in the area and demanded that they leave Mogale City.
Protesters have also given the municipality an ultimatum to shut down all suspected drug dens by 17:00 on Monday. 59 people are said to be appearing in court. All shops in the area have remained closed, violence was said to have flared up in Kagiso too.