A week of protests about insufficient teachers at Hendrik Kanise Combined School in Alicedale was resolved on Thursday 19 March with the promise that a teacher would be brought.
However, on Friday 20 March, fresh protests erupted over service-delivery problems.
Public Order police were called in after crowd of around 300 people erected burning barricades on the main street and toyi-toyied to the municipal offices. They called for Makana Mayor Zamuxolo Peter to come and address them.
No damage to property was reported on Friday. After an assurance that the Mayor would address them on Monday 23 March,, the crowd returned to their homes.
However, the Mayor's failure to arrive at the venue on Monday inflamed the crowd.
"They didn't want to hear anyone but the Mayor," an eyewitness said.