Army on the ground after man shot during protests in Pietermaritzburg

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An army vehicle outside Brookside Mall after a man was shot during protest action in the area.
An army vehicle outside Brookside Mall after a man was shot during protest action in the area.
Sakhiseni Nxumalo

The army is on the ground in Pietermaritzburg after a man was shot and injured during protest action in the city on Thursday morning.

The man was shot after the community allegedly had an altercation with the taxi operators during the protest.

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The N3 in Pietermaritzburg was a no-go area early on Thursday morning due to ongoing protest action allegedly by residents from the Jika Joe informal settlement on the corners of Masukwana and Jabu Ndlovu streets.

The N3 is now open with traffic flowing in both directions. However, the lower CBD is still congested. The army is standing outside Brookside Mall along with some of the protestors who are also still outside the mall.

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