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5 Nov 2013
1:53 pm

Cops shoot protesters in PTA

Shots were fired at protesters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria today, police said.

File picture: EFF supporters sing freedom songs next to the Koppie, Marikana where 34 miners were killed, 13 October 2013,at the official launch of the party. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

“Shooting did take place at the Union Buildings where some people were injured,” said Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng.

No further details were immediately available.

Mofokeng was responding to a statement by the Economic Freedom Fighters in Gauteng condemning “the shooting of Mooiplaas Community who were in a process of a peaceful demonstration in Union Building (sic)”.

“Four of the EFF members are arrested while others shot and injured and are in hospital,” said Gauteng spokesman Patrick Sindane.

Mofokeng said he would have more information later in the afternoon.

-Sapa