Colenso violence, police stoned and shot at, protester killed

South African Police Service

Colenso violence, police stoned and shot at, protester killed
Colenso violence, police stoned and shot at, protester killed

Late on the night of 5 August 2018, disgruntled residents from Colenso went on a rampage closing the R74 road between Colenso and Weenen with rocks.

When police officers attempted to open the road they were stoned and shot at while police vehicles were damaged during the incident.

Whilst police officers were busy another group threatened a security guard that was guarding a TLB along the R103 road and set it alight. The group went on to hijack a truck which was then looted of its load while they used the truck to close off the roadway.

When officers responded they were met with gun fire and were forced to retaliate. One person was treated for a gunshot wound on the scene and later died in hospital. Colenso police are investigation a case of inquest, public violence and malicious damage to property.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service