Free Zuma protestors shoot at police, probe into man's death under way

Free Zuma protestors shoot at police, probe into man's death under way

2021-07-11 02:53:00 PM

Free Zuma protestors shoot at police, probe into man's death under way

A 40-year-old man has been killed and a police officer was rushed to hospital after they were shot in Alexandra, Johannesburg, as violent protests over the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma flared up in Gauteng on Sunday. The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJOINTS) said in a statement on Sunday that it was investigating the killing, adding that they could not at this stage say whether the man was shot at a protest or not.

Londiwe DlomoJournalistFILE PHOTO: Supporters of former South African President Jacob Zuma block the freeway with burning tyres during a protest in Peacevale, South Africa, July 9, 2021.Image:REUTERS/Rogan Ward/A 40-year-old man has been killed and a police officer was rushed to hospital after they were shot in Alexandra, Johannesburg, as violent protests over the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma flared up in Gauteng on Sunday. 

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The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJOINTS) said in a statement on Sunday that it was investigating the killing, adding that they could not at this stage say whether the man was shot at a protest or not."In the meantime, an investigation is under way to determine the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old man who was certified dead at a local clinic," NatJOINTS spokesperson Col Brenda Muridili.

The sporadic protests, which started in KwaZulu-Natal last week with Zuma's supporters calling for his immediate release, have now spread to Johannesburg.Police said they were on high alert in both provinces"in response to incidents of opportunistic criminality and violent protests". headtopics.com

Large crowds, describing themselves as Zuma supporters, blockaded freeways such as the N3 and N2 and torched 28 trucks on Friday.In the Jeppe policing precinct, in Johannesburg, police dispersed a group of about 300 people who had barricaded the M2 freeway, Muridili said. There was destruction of property and looting.

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Free Zuma Is the ANC supporters stop spreading fake news.... those ppl were wearing ANC regalia... If anyone shoots at the police, they must be met with the harshest resistance by police. Criminality should have no space in our society. Whose child would u give foolishness even for free? 🤔 LuloCafe uphi umongameli, akayikhulule lendoda bese eyiluleka ndlela thize ayeke ukubhaca manje.

𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒕 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒈𝒖𝒚𝒔 Police are state property that's treasonous, these are elements of criminality...

'Comrades haven’t failed Zuma, the ANC has’, says Duduzile ZumaThe former president's daughter said Zuma's supporters would fail him if they stopped advancing the fight for 'Radical Economic Transformation' and economic freedom. Someone needs to tell these children SA is not a monarch, no inheritance of power here. We are a democracy, all are equal before the law 🤣🤣🤣 by burning cars and vandalising the Provinces infrastructure, by underestimating the rule of law... we have comedians The same RET he couldn't deliver whilst in office? Some people are useless

'Comrades haven’t failed Zuma, the ANC has’, says Duduzile ZumaThe former president's daughter said Zuma's supporters would be failing him if they stopped advancing the fight for “Radical Economic Transformation” and economic freedom. Zuma failed himself ,voetsek When did RET advance blacks. Or blacks we read connected few? Another newspaper

'Comrades haven’t failed Zuma, the ANC has’, says Duduzile ZumaThe former president's daughter said Zuma's supporters would fail him if they stopped advancing the fight for 'Radical Economic Transformation' and economic freedom. It’s Africa folks - give it another 400 yrs & everyone will be fluent in Mandarin This is why we'll stay a 3rd world country. Our country perfers chaos over brains. This dude has been robbing people left right and centre and you still cheer. He goes home to his Nkandla while you go home to bread and butter sandwiches only cause that's all you can afford Argh fighting to fill her own gut using poor people. The people she is mobilizing never even taste the wealth her father accumulated unlawfully. Her Twitter account must be suspended for promoting violence. She must go out to protest with others if she really mean it.

‘Free Jacob Zuma’ protests take fiery turn as 25 trucks burnt in KZNMore than 25 trucks have been set alight in KwaZulu-Natal as protesters calling for the release of the jailed former president Jacob Zuma ramped up their campaign on Friday night. Piet, report this as much as you can please It's not about Jacob Zuma,It's about themselves, they started burning trucks long before Jacob Zuma was arrested

WATCH: 'Free Jacob Zuma' protests reach GautengProtesters are taking to the streets of Gauteng in support of former President Jacob Zuma. If Zuma is released then all Prisoners must be released SollyMasaka But you said the protests are not related to the arrest of Zuma. Why has changed now ? 🤷🏾‍♂️ Free Jacob Zuma

Police to target prominent persons after ’Free Zuma’ protestsPolice in KZN are on high alert after several protests in the wake of former president Jacob Zuma’s incarceration. They have said prominent individuals will face the music. | IOSNewsSA IOSNewsSA Where is the army ? Or better still is GovernmentZA waiting for Cuban army IOSNewsSA Imagine what will happen if the Concourt dismisses Zuma's application next week. It may be the beginning of an End for the Republic!. IOSNewsSA Let the trash take out the trash... Send the Army in.