PRETORIA, The siege of Majakaneng near Brits in North West continues. This, despite the South African government's appeal for calm in the area.
Residents have been on a week-long rampage, blocking the N4 linking Pretoria and Rustenburg.
It stems from the alleged death and disappearance of a local youth.
The community claims the boy was shot and his body disposed of after he was caught stealing oranges at a local farm.
This area is wreaked by violence as residents took to the streets in anger accusing a local farmer of murder and disposing of a body.
Most everyday activities have stopped, schools and other essential services have been shut down.
The victim's mother, Martha Ndlovu, is struggling to come to terms with her child's disappearance.
It's not easy. We haven't even accepted what happened. We are still hurt, because we are still looking for him and even if he is found dead we still want him; even if they just show us his remains. Whatever it is, it will give us closure.
No one was arrested following the youth's disappearance.
Cosatu's Provincial Secretary Job Dliso, says, We are calling for the police to make sure that they apprehend the suspect, because the suspect is known to the police and it can't be right that the families are now mourning and they can't even get their child.
On the other hand Dr Mpho Motlhabane, MEC of Public Safety, says, "Government is appealing for calm and the police are still investigating and those investigations are at an advanced stage.
The disappearance remains a mystery.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK