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31 Jan 2015
2:53 pm

Rubber bullets fly in Diepsloot

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Police fired rubber bullets at a group of protesters in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg following an attempted land grab in the area on Saturday.

FILE PIC: A member of the SAPS. Picture: Alaister Russell.

The group started throwing stones at police who were patrolling the area on foot, said spokesman Daniel Mavimbela.

“A four-year-old boy is receiving medical treatment for an injury he sustained on the upper body. The cause thereof is being investigated.”

Earlier, police said a group of about hundred people attempted to occupy vacant land in the area.

Some members of the group barricaded Ingwenyama Road with tyres and other objects.

A 36-year-old man was arrested in connection with public violence. He is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court soon.

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