Cape Town – A Uniondale farmer allegedly opened fire on protesters, leaving three of them wounded on Monday.
Police spokesperson Malcolm Potjie said: “Emanating from the protest action, the farmer, his wife and child were on their way into town when they were blockaded by protesters.
“The farmer discharged his shotgun on protesters. According to police reports, three people were hit but at this stage we do not have confirmation.”
Charges of attempted murder and discharging a firearm in a municipal area were under investigation, Pojie said.
Six people were also arrested for public violence and public order police from George remained on scene to monitor and stabilise the situation, he said.