Moruleng, Pilanesberg NW-protests turn violent: shop torched, car set alight, SAPS
2012-06-05 At the town of Moruleng orth of the Pilanesberg crater, a large crowd of angry black residents torched a shop and a car, said the SAPS. About 1,000 rioters hit the streets at 19:00 June 5 2012 said SAPS brig. Thulani Ngubane. "Residents blocked roads and threw stones at the SAPS. Residents are angered by the fact that representatives of the local municipality did not show up last month to receive a petition listing their grievances. Protestors demand that the petition must be handed over to a official otherwise they will just continue protesting, said Ngubane. By the 7pm report the SAPS had not yet arrested anyone. The SAPS said they would continue to monitor the situation. The town is located north of the famous Pilanesberg National Park - an extinct volcano crater. The southern part of this unique natural reserve is occupied by international casino, hotel and tourist resort Sun City.