Pretoria - In a comical sequence of events, a Public Order police officer almost injured himself and his colleagues while attempting to throw a stun-grenade into a group of protesting security guards on Church Square on Wednesday.
The security guards were demanding better wages, saying that they had been earning the same pay for the past 10 years. After a lengthy discussion between the protesters and police offers, the policing officer appeared to grow impatient.
He pulled the grenade from its holster, unhooked the pin, only to realise before throwing it at the crowd that it had hooked on to a strap on his wrist. He tried to unhook it, succeeding only in throwing to his feet before it exploded.
Fortunately nobody was hurt but the blast had different reactions among the crowd.