Photographer injured during protest

2012-11-14 12:51

Cape Town - A Foto24 photographer was briefly hospitalised after being injured during protest action in Ashton on Wednesday morning.

Die Burger confirmed on its Facebook page that acclaimed photographer Lulama Zenzile was wounded while photographing a farmworker protest at Ashton.

A stone hit him in the face, causing some blood loss.

He was admitted to hospital in Robertson, but was released shortly after, Die Burger journalist Alet Janse van Rensburg told News24.

He is now apparently back at the scene of the protest.

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-11-14 12:56

    Aah interestingly, this happens when census indicates Western Cape is the best run province. There's certainly more to it then meets the eye.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-11-14 13:00

      Yes, this has ANC/COSATU written all over it.... anyone with half a brain cell can see it.

      alisha.abad.7 - 2012-11-14 13:19

      The ANC and COSATU in the W/Cape are under instructions from Luthuli House to launch a major distraction campaign in the DA-led province in order to shift the public's the focus off major ANC issues, eg Marikana, Inkandla and the spy tapes. All the stops are out before Manahung to quell dissent and focus the ANC on voting for Zuma in December.

  • jackal666.daniel - 2012-11-14 12:56

    Now that's dedication!

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-11-14 12:56

    Can be. I explicitly heard protesters say they are there in a peaceful way. They are just peacefully protesting. Could not have been them. Must have been police throwing that stone.

  • fanie.essgee - 2012-11-14 12:59

    Yes destroy all that comes in front of you, let your ministers fuel this violence as they are doing, let them salute you to their hearts content, hear this, when it is all over soon, and nothing more to destroy, you bastards will die of hunger, and that same minister will turn his back on you as he will not give you one sent, please do not beg in the streets from me, as i have now also turned my back on you, you will die of hunger and no one will care, maybe that is what you want.... This is sickening and so sad.... you are not humans....

  • christopher.m.lowe - 2012-11-14 13:05

    Why don't they just shoot the stone throwing thugs and criminals? I mean they already shoot miners in this country and these guys are real criminals. That'll quickly stop all this nonsense and blocking of national roads. Come on SAPS, show some backbone!

      vaughan.lund - 2012-11-14 13:23

      We all know the difference. 9% of Lonmin is owned by Cyril Ramaphosa so police must use full force. Western Cape is DA run, let the strikers burn the place down.

  • vaughan.lund - 2012-11-14 13:18

    Love how South Africa works. The ANC cannot accept the Western Cape being DA run, so they put all efforts into making it ungovernable and it's the workers right to strike. But when the DA goes to inspect Zuma's house, they might as well be committing treason.

  • andre.zai - 2012-11-14 13:19

    i wonder what will happen if the farmers that had to flee their farms waited for the busses that went in to come out on a secluded stretch of road...

      richard.hipkin - 2012-11-14 13:38

      Reports are coming in that a farmer has been killed...

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-11-14 15:33

      People in certain areas(Tullbagh area) reported that most, if not all farmers are gathering in towns. Some buildings were even bombarded with petrol bombs, but was saved before serious damage.

  • ancbasher - 2012-11-14 13:24

    Did not realize you had photographers. These days most images I see on News-24 are stock photographs...

  • issa.kabudula - 2012-11-14 13:27

    Strongman - dying for his work, injured, hospitalised and went back to work at the same place - this is courage.

  • lonhle - 2012-11-14 13:35

    Journalists are too brave. Risky job but imagine not seeing all the photos and video footage on the news. Lol imagine the news just being someone talking, no visuals. Hack of life. Shout out to every journo doing a good job.

  • Strikeback - 2012-11-14 13:37

    A farmer has now been killed. It is the duty of government to protect the citizens of this country. Government has failed to do this. It is time to question government's ability to govern this country. Current events suggest otherwise. Strikeback can hardly believe that the SAPS rather advise business to close for the day than stop the violence. You are allowed to shoot and kill murderers.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-14 14:16

    WHERE ARE THE ZUMA TAPES? That will settle ALL these issues instantly.

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-11-14 15:28

    Please Lulama Zenzile, be careful. Yes, we would like to get the news, but not at cost of your life. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

  • mehluleli.majajini - 2012-11-15 12:09

    Oh, they want a wage increase from the photographer? This people do not know where to direct their anger to? I sympathize surely with the pressman

  • mehluleli.majajini - 2012-11-15 12:10

    What happened to collective bargaining processes?

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