According to Ntswaki Makgetha, municipal spokesperson, she was busy with a staff meeting inside her office when they heard screams. “They stormed the corridors, shouting that we should get out. We locked our door and they tried to force it open. We were very scared. We heard they moved upstairs and then we fled the office,’’ a shaken Makgetha told Klerksdorp Record.
Nancy Cromhout said they also locked themselves inside their offices until if felt safe to evacuate the building. “Most of the employees evacuated. We don’t know what is going on. The police are inside the building. One of the woman here had an asthma attack and was taken away in an ambulance,’’ she said.
Our reporter on the scene, Mohanoe Khiba says the police fired rubber bullets. The mob who stormed the municipality is apparently from Khuma.
Officials at the municipal building said they are not returning to work today.