Man shot outside Cape Town court

2012-10-16 13:10
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Cape Town - A 27-year-old man was shot and wounded outside the Bellville Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Cape Town police said.

"He was shot in the head around 09:40," said Warrant Officer November Filander.

The man, from Delft, was about to appear in a dagga-related case but it was unclear if he was an accused or a witness.

"He was about to enter the building when occupants of a green Audi A4 fired shots," said Filander.

"We don't know if they aimed directly at him as there were other people there."

The man was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

On Monday, an Inkatha Freedom Party supporter was shot dead outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court in KwaZulu-Natal in front of police and journalists.

A man was arrested at the scene and is due to appear in the same court on Wednesday.

- SAPA
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