Authorities yet to confirm Hammanskraal 'deaths'

2016-05-23 16:59

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Pretoria – Police are still unable to confirm how many people, if any, were killed during violence in Hammanskraal on Monday.

Hammanskraal was "vast" and authorities were “still gathering numbers”, police spokesperson Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng said.  

According to several posts on Twitter, two people had been killed.

Mofokeng said police had taken control of the area and that everything was calm. He would provide more information later.

Earlier on Monday, buses were burnt and cars stoned in a protest against the removal of shacks which had been illegally erected near the Jubilee Mall.

Locals earlier said the area was in "total lockdown" and "on fire".

Motorists were warned to avoid the area.

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