A multi-million rand library was torched in Letsopa near Ottosdal, North West, during a violent protest.
North West Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation MEC Virginia Tlhapi has condemned the destruction of a multi-million rand library in Letsopa near Ottosdal during violent protests that erupted on Monday.
The Letsopa community library was a state-of-the-art library that included a toy library for kids and a library for the blind estimated at R12 million.
The was completed and handed over to the municipality in 2014.
“Preventing learners from their right to an education, workers from going to work and malicious destruction to infrastructure cannot be tolerated,” Tlhapi said.
“It is sad when poor communities like those of Letsopa destroy property built to change their lives, especially for their kids who use these libraries to improve their performance at school and create jobs for the local people.