Gunman fired shot at Nkandla protest

2012-11-05 08:42
Helen Zille (Giordano Stolley, Sapa)

Helen Zille (Giordano Stolley, Sapa)

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Durban - Police arrested a man on Sunday who fired a shot into the air while demonstrating against the DA presence at Nkandla.

The man, who apparently had two firearms, would face a charge of firing a weapon at a public gathering, reported Eyewitness News.

DA leader Helen Zille and her entourage were escorted out of the area by police who were worried about a group of ANC members who had also gathered to meet the DA group.

Police tried to keep supporters of the two parties separate and feared a clash.

As soon as officers and marshals heard the gunshot, they saw the man running in the crowd with the rifle and removed him straight away.

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