Reports of looting in Bela Bela due to electricity price hikes
Reports of burning of cars and foreign-owned spaza shops are coming out of Limpopo after electricity price hikes and a missing corruption report
Protests over electricity price hikes in Bela Bela‚ Limpopo‚ continued into the night after the torching of the mayor’s car on Tuesday afternoon. Mayor Jeremiah Ngobeni’s car was burned and foreign-owned spaza shops were looted throughout the night‚ according to a local municipal councillor. The DA’s Thinus Ras said the community took exception to the decision to raise electricity rates to R500, as well as to a KPMG report into corruption in the municipality, which has not seen the light of day‚ despite being completed months ago.