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Ditsobotla mayor hold hostage-Daniel Buthelezi

NW police are busy Negotiating the hostage drama of Ditsobotla mayor Daniel Buthelezi at a municipal building in Lichtenburg this evening.
Police are negotiating with a group believed to be community members.
  "they are trying to ascertain the reason for the hostage situation",said Police spokesperson in the North West Sabata Mokgwabone .
Violent protests erupted in the area earlier this month when residents demanded access to basic service delivery from the municipality.
Mokgwabone says police are on scene.
“Our negotiators are negotiating with those who are holding the mayor hostage to try and release him. The situation at the moment is calm except that we are trying to manage the situation through negotiation.”

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