Farm protests: Photographer shot in back

2012-11-14 18:20
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Johannesburg - A news photographer was shot with a rubber bullet during farmworkers' protests in the Western Cape, the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) said on Wednesday.

"Mandla Mnyakama, a photographer from the Daily Sun, was allegedly shot in the back with a rubber bullet by police while covering the protests near Robertson," it said in a statement.

"In the same protest, Lulama Zenzile, a photographer at Die Burger, was injured while standing 20 yards [about 18m] from the police," Sanef said in a statement.

Zenzile, whose nose was bleeding, had since been discharged from a clinic.

Sanef said other reporters at the scene had confirmed the incidents.

"Sanef is seeking further information about these incidents. We have as yet received no official response from police, despite inquiries."

Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said: "I can confirm the incident in which a photographer was shot with a rubber bullet, the circumstances of which are being investigated."

- SAPA
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