Two shot in Lenasia

2015-02-26 11:23

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Johannesburg - A man was arrested after he allegedly shot and wounded two people during a confrontation between residents of Lenasia and those of Thembelihle, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said members of the Lenasia community confronted residents of Thembelihle after it was alleged they wanted to burn down electricity boxes in the area.

"While the police were restoring order some residents from Thembelihle threw stones at the Lenasia residents," he said.

"It is alleged the man took out a gun and fired at Thembelihle residents, injuring two people."

Makhubela said the 47-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

He was expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Makhubela said Thembelihle residents had earlier held a meeting following their service delivery protest this week.

After the meeting they went to the road and stoned passing cars. Later it was alleged they wanted to burn down electricity boxes in the area and that sparked the confrontation between them and residents of Lenasia.

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