Rustenburg - A teenage boy was shot dead during a protest in Taung, North West police said on Tuesday.
Spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said the 16-year-old boy was found between 10pm and 11pm on Monday night, when the police dispersed protesting residents.
"A case of murder has been opened for investigation by Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid). It is alleged that a body of a 16-year-old boy was found when the police dispersed protesting members of the community between 10pm and 23:00."
The situation in Taung, Stella and Mahikeng were quiet on Tuesday, following protests.
Meanwhile the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in the North West called on the Ipid to probe allegations that the police fired live ammunition which resulted in the death of 16-year-old, Kitlano Leeuw in Taung.