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SAM Police[Source: http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/81587c8043835f92a9b1ada64eba5fdc/More-police-deployed-over-protests.]

More police officers have been deployed to troubled villages outside Tzaneen in Limpopo where service delivery protests have been taking place throughout the week.   Shops belonging to foreign nationals have also been looted. The protests started in Tickeyline on Friday last week.They have now spread to surrounding villages.

Residents are demanding water and the construction of a bridge in the area. Police spokesperson Ronel Otto has urged communities to desist from violence.

The looting has spread over to several villages in the area and members of public order policing have been deployed in the area.They are patrolling and monitoring.

They have arrested several suspects already for the looting of shops and have recovered stolen goods.

Police are appealing to the members of the community to rather work with them to stop this lawlessness.

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