Violence erupted in Qwaqwa on Monday morning. Some suggest the riots started because the community is facing water shortages for many years.
Outraged Twitter users blamed the ANC for the lack of service delivery.
In another incident, an 8-year-old girl drowned.
An eight-year-old girl has drowned at a river in QwaQwa in the eastern Free State.— Thapelo (@Mtm_83) January 19, 2020
The deceased and her 10-year-old brother were fetching water at the river when the tragedy happened.
QwaQwa and surrounding areas have been battling with chronic water shortages for years. pic.twitter.com/pEkyyecSUI