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One man died after being shot in a protest at the Lion Park informal settlement off Johannesburg's Malibongwe Drive on Monday, police said on Tuesday.
“Apparently he was shot when the protesters were throwing stones at the police,” said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.
The man died in hospital afterwards.
Police were investigating whether the shot came from the crowd or from the officers on the scene, and whether it was live ammunition or one of the rubber bullets that were fired to control the protesters.
Meanwhile, 160 people were due to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday to face charges of public violence and malicious damage to property, after a gathering to highlight service delivery problems at the settlement led to a metro police vehicle being torched.
Dlamini said police were monitoring the situation on Tuesday morning. - Sapa
did you guys stand in the booth with these people and actually see that they voted for the ANC? or is it because that they are black that you ASSUME that they put the ANC into power. For your information, most people in informal settlements vote for the DA. Before elections, they recieve free food parcels from the DA and they are brainwashed into thinking life will be better if they vote for the DA (AND YES, I have seen the food parcels as part of the DA's campaign in Cape Town, I was there when Helen and crew brought them to Khayelitsha). Check the stats, the DA has strong holds in informal settlements. So don't assume when you see a black person, you see an ANC supporter just like we don't assume when we see a white person that we see a DA AWB supporter. Having said that, I am black and have never voted for the ANC. I'm a Cope member!
Yip, these very same people who are crying about service delivery and crying about being "dispersed" roughly, vote time and time again, for the very people who do this to them!! The mind boggles, what is so difficult to understand about the situation, STOP VOTING FOR THE ANC and all this nonsense will come to an end, there is enough wealth for ALL OF US, but unfortunately, YOUR ANC Government is so corrupt, the wealth will never reach the poor, ever, unless the ANC is no longer at the helm.
People will start to arm themselves and end up shooting th cops - the protests will become uprisings and then civil war. The struggle resumes!
they protest, burn down stuff...are angry and yet they will still go and vote for the same government that they unhappy about??? Makes one wonder...is there something wrong with the government or those that keeping voting them in?? well someone pls tell them, they need to adress the problem...not the symptoms! Eish!!!!!!!!!!!
007 cops kill again?, wrote
If someone throws stones at me can I kill them?
007 cops kill again?, wrote
This protestor was murdered because he was fighting for this rights. The police are henchmen of the state and use the courts to further persue their tyranny. Most protests turn ugly due to police provoking and not having the necessary skills to avert confrontation. They were quick to shoot these protestors but asked them to catch the robbers and hijackers and rapists and murderers? Then they can't. these people are fighting for basic decent service delivery and for their right to dignity. The protestors side of the story has not been heard so I wouldn't just belive everything the police say cos they can easily trump up claims and charges and have the puppet courts to back them up while most of the general public don't have access to these said courts.
Trigger happy cops!
Well. They threw stones at the cops. Vandalised property and now one of them is dead. Strange though that I don't hear the ANCYL going to the newspapers and saying that the local government caused the violence. Oh yes...They only do that in the provinces they aren't in a position to mismanage.
@Znog.....I dont think they know the meaning of Democracy, hence why they are always burning down things, always destroying things, unless the mind is set free they will continue living in bondage, it is a crying shame.
It is amazing how our government deals with the issues at hand.The more we grow as nations the more poorer our people become the more the wealthy class gains.The promises of better life for all and decent housing was just a vehicle to get votes by political parties.When are we going to have smooth running government free from corrupt activities and so on.The mere fact that our people are demonstrating or venting their anger in that fashion the problems of service delivery are too deep seated to be remedy by the current administration.Therefore a radical change in the political arena would be the best solution by putting more competent people in the departments that are responsible for the development of all South Africans.The loyality issues in terms of the parties must be left out side.All the provinces and Municipality they put incompetent people with no knowledge or indepth understanding of how to run things >I am worried because even if you change the government the Same thing is going to happen coz no one is better .We are tired of seeing our country going backwards due to buddy buddy system which is an evidence in all Metros.The change in the colour of government as such might necessary mean the distribution of wealth is even.
Maybe they should take less of their nonsense, shoot a couple more, and we'll have more people at work and a better economy - problem solved!!!
I heard this on the news this morning and I thought ... Are we back in Apartheid South Africa? What happened to Democratic South Africa?
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