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My son fears the police want to 'finish him off' - Mother of shot Hout Bay teen

19 September, 12:56 PM

A 14-year-old boy was shot four times during a protest in Hangberg, Hout Bay, last week by riot police. Two rubber bullets entered his mouth and last Wednesday he had surgery to remove one that had lodged under his tongue. News24 spoke to his devastated mother over the weekend. Watch. 

The Hangberg protests had erupted over the allocation of fishing quotas. Ona had gone to Hangberg, 3km from his home in Imizamo Yethu, to see the protest.

During the chaos that erupted, the 14-year-old and two women hid behind a wooden barricade.

While they were hiding, a police officer shot rubber bullets at them from close range, hitting the teen. A distressing video of the incident was captured and shared on social media last week. 

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