Man shot during KZN protest

2017-07-12 11:35


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Durban – A man was shot and injured during a protest in Nkobongo area near Umhlali, north of Durban, on Wednesday morning.

The 30-year-old man was shot during a protest by a group of about 50 residents who blockaded the road with burning tyres and rubble from 04:00, said police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele.

The protest is believed to be over lack of services.

Mbhele told News24 that the victim was shot by a 34-year-old suspect, who has since been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

"The victim was shot in the stomach during the protest. He was taken to hospital for medical attention," Mbhele said.

The suspect would appear in court soon, said Mbhele.

"The situation is currently under control and the police are at the scene to monitor the protesters," she said.

Mbhele said it was not immediately clear whether the victim was a protester or a passerby.

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