AS IT HAPPENED: Police fire rubber bullets to quell Gauteng protesters

2017-05-10 07:57

Rubber bullets have been fired in Finetown to disperse protesters as well as in Itireleng, near Laudium where protesters have attacked a mosque.


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Shots fired as Laudium protesters demand delivery of basic services

Live shots and rubber bullets have been fired in Laudium, near Pretoria after residents from the Itireleng informal settlement took to the streets blocking roads and burning tyres demanding delivery of basic services.

More than 100 residents had gathered along the R55 just after 05:00. Members of the SA Police Service and the Tshwane Metro Police arrived shortly afterward and were monitoring the crowd from a safe distance.

Some of the residents complained that they had been living in Itireleng for about eight years and were still struggling to gain access to water and electricity.

A man was seriously injured after being attacked during the protests. It was initially believed that the man had succumbed to his injuries. However, it was later revealed that he was still alive.

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Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba, spokesperson for the Tshwane Metropolitan Police could not confirm whether someone had been killed during the service delivery protest. 

He said the R55 between Pierre van Ryneveld and First Avenue had been closed off since around 08:30 due to service delivery protest action. 

The road was temporarily closed and motorists have been asked to take alternative routes as protestors continue to block the road with burning tyres and rocks.

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