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Warrenton businesses, municipality forced to close after service delivery protests rock town

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The majority of businesses in Warrenton, as well as the Magareng Municipality were forced to close their doors for business today due to service delivery protests that started early this morning.

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THE MAJORITY of businesses in Warrenton, as well as the Magareng Municipality were forced to close their doors for business today due to service delivery protests that started early this morning.

The Magareng Municipality spokesperson, Thapelo Jacobs said the decision to temporarily close businesses as well as the municipality was on advice from the police.

“There is a strong police presence on the ground. The police advised that businesses and the municipality close for the day for safety purposes. The N12 is currently open and only the main entrance to Ikhutseng has been closed,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs added that they are waiting for the outcome of a meeting between the community and the mayor.

“The mayor went to address the community at about 10am this morning. We are waiting for the outcome of that meeting to pave a way forward,” Jacobs said.

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