North West Province
Protests in Mahikeng and other parts of the province raise some serious questions about the functioning and state of South Africa’s democracy.
The raids are reportedly in connection with state-capture investigations.
The unrest broke out after two farmers accused of the murder of a local teenager are granted bail.
Stanley Mnyakama found out the father had been looking for his son for two weeks.
The alleged murder of a young boy has devastated the local community. Pontsho Mabena reports from Coligny.
Despite having two separate causes, violent protests in the two neighbouring towns belie enormous problems of poverty and service provision.
It is unclear if the protests will continue but private security has been called in.
He was a prominent leader during the 1976 Soweto student uprising, a follower of Nelson Mandela and managed to forge a new province when North West was formed.