4th person dies after water protests

2014-01-20 10:04
People queue to get water in Damonsville. (Alet Pretorius, Beeld)

People queue to get water in Damonsville. (Alet Pretorius, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - A fourth person has died following violent clashes near Brits over access to water last week, Jacaranda FM News reported on Monday.

Damonsville community leader Paul Hendricks said the man died early on Monday.

"He was shot in the head with live ammunition and taken to Ga-Rankuwa hospital where the bullet was removed," he was quoted as saying.

The man was in a coma and later died.

Violent protest

According to SABC radio news, the 36-year-old man spent seven days in the intensive care unit of hospital. He was injured during clashes last week. His family confirmed the death.

SABC also reported that he had died, quoting his brother.

Three others who were killed during the service delivery protest in Mothutlung were buried at the weekend.

Two protesters were shot dead, allegedly by police.

Another man died after falling out of a moving police vehicle in a bid to escape, according to police.

Read more on:    mahikeng  |  service delivery  |  water  |  protests

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