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An alleged student holds a cloth over his eye after being shot with a rubber bullet during a protest at Wits University.
An alleged student holds a cloth over his eye after being shot with a rubber bullet during a protest at Wits University.
Papi Morake

A criminologist says there is a culture in the SA Police Service, involving the use of excessive force and aggression to ensure compliance from protesters.

Dr Guy Lamb spoke to News24 after a man was shot when he left a clinic in Braamfontein while police were attempting to disperse Wits students who were protesting about student funding.

News24 reported that police said a middle-aged man died but they could not confirm that officers had shot him.

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