East London - Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) on Wednesday, said it was investigating allegations that police used live ammunition during violent protests in Stutterheim, in the Eastern Cape.
The protests began on Tuesday when unemployed young people from the nearby Mlungisi township took to the streets and burned down municipal buildings of the Amahtlathi Municipality, Amathole District Municipality Satellite Offices and the local clinic.
At least one person is alleged to have been killed in clashes with police although this could not be confirmed. Protesters alleged that they were not getting jobs from the municipality due to nepotism and jobs for sex and bribery.
Xolisa Tom, 27, was shot dead allegedly by the police who were allegedly using live ammunition to disperse violent protests.
Tom's friend Aviwe Jacob said the two of them were not part of the protest.