Ghost Town residents in Pietermaritzburg slam police for allegedly using excessive force during peaceful protests

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Members of the police at Ghost Town during a protest on Sunday.
Members of the police at Ghost Town during a protest on Sunday.

Ghost Town residents are up in arms over the conduct of police during their recent protests.

They claim that police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse them even though they were staging peaceful protests. The protests were over the selection of an ANC candidate councillor.

Residents said they had elected Brandon Wengrow as their ANC councillor candidate, but were shocked when they learnt that Mary Schalkwyk had instead been added on the party’s candidates list.

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