Welkom: Disgruntled community members blocked off main roads with burning tyres, rocks and other objects over the lack of mining jobs in Matjhabeng. Towns that are known to have been affected so far include, Welkom, Odendaalsrus, Allanridge and Virginia.
The protesters demanded the Mayor of Matjhabeng Local Municipality, Nkosinjani Speelman, to address them. A bus was set alight and minor injuries on passengers were reported, in one of the town’s protests. There were also cases of sporadic attacks and looting of foreign owned shops.
Police are monitoring the situation.