Villagers burn school bus during protest

Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:03 pm

http://mpumalanganews.co.za/319526/villagers-burn-school-bus-protest/
They are demanding the removal of the fence from the Sabie River.

CORK – The residents of Cork village near the Kruger National Park took to the streets this morning.
The residents torched a school bus this morning blocking the R536 road between Kruger Park and Hazyview.
They are demanding the removal of the fence from the Sabie River. This is after a 27-year-old Lucky Mboweni was shot by a ranger while fishing in the river on Sunday.
The residents are furious since Lucky is not the first to be shot by a ranger. In 2016 Perry Dlamini was fatally shot while fishing in the river which the park shares with the villagers.
Kruger National Park spokesperson, William Mabasa says they are aware of the shooting and they will meet with the residents soon. β€œThe duty of the rangers is to arrest anybody that they find inside the park, who would not have come through the official gates because that person is viewed as a suspected poacher. We will sit down with the community to look at a lasting solution,’’ says Mabasa

Motorists have since been advised to avoid that route.

Re: Villagers burn school bus during protest

Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:27 pm

The bus was a Kruger staff bus taking staff/workers in from Nkhuhlu. Unlucky's buddies allegedly stopped it and entered, in the early-morning hours. Not sure what happened to the passengers. So visitors were met with the burning wreck and road blocked with rocks. (No crowds or anything)

SANParks don't shoot "fishermen", that is the standard excuse when a poacher is shot, in my opinion only, but in any case, the communities are PERFECTLY aware of the dangers of entering Kruger illegally during the Rhino War. Not sure what the point would be of taking the fence down, or if that is even true. But that area has been a lawless shithole for a couple of years now, and Hazyview Police haven't covered themselves in glory either.

Re: Villagers burn school bus during protest

Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:24 pm

Nobody has been covered by glory in this case 0*\ Why do they always have to be so violent 0= Both parties as Mr. Trump would say O**

Re: Villagers burn school bus during protest

Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:35 pm

let's Donald where he is =O:

dramatic and not needed 0*\