BREAKING NEWS: Three more Standerton protesters treated for gunshot wounds after riot turns deadly

Police fire off rubber bullets at angry protesters.

According to Jannie Kasselman of Kasselman Security Services, ten protesters have been arrested for public violence.

Standerton Advertiser journalist, Dumisani Zwane is currently at the hospital.

According to him, nine protesters have been admitted to Standerton hospital for injuries.

Three of these protesters are also being treated for gunshot wounds. (live ammunition)


 

UPDATE: 5.20pm

According to Sgt George Dhlamini, live ammunition was allegedly used in the death of a young boy whose age cannot yet be confirmed.

“We don’t know how it happened.”

“However the police I’ve seen are using rubber bullets.”


 

The Standerton Advertiser reported moments earlier that a rumour was spreading about a child that was hit by a rubber bullet.

Sgt George Dhlamini of the Sakhile Police Station just confirmed the child died in hospital.

He was allegedly shot in the head.

The boy’s name is known to the Standerton Advertiser, but it could not be published due to uncertainty whether his next of kin has been informed.

According to Sgt Dhlamini, three other people have been rushed to hospital as well as one police officer, Sgt Simile of the Secunda Crime Prevention Unit, who sustained head injuries after he was struck by stones.

Read: Rumour of child being hit by rubber bullet makes the round

 

Rioters marched to the Standerton Police Station to demand the Hawks to arrest the municipal manager, Mr Linda Tshabalala, regarding R21-mil that has apparently gone missing.

 

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