Cape Town - Hundreds of asylum seekers turned away from a Home Affairs refugee office in the Cape Town CBD on Thursday ran riot, hurling stones and damaging the building.
Police responded with rubber bullets and teargas, injuring a number of protesters.
Tresor Mbangu from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was hit on the head by a rubber bullet fired by police.
He was helped by fellow citizens who took him to the police to show the damage they had caused. As they were approaching, the police fired rubber bullets again at them.
Tensions erupted after refugees were told to renew their permits in Durban or Pretoria.