Two people have been killed by angry members of the community, while they were removing shacks of people occupying the land illegally in Hammaskraal.
According to Isaac Mahamba, spokesperson for Tshwane Metro Police, the two murdered people were working for the service provider contracted by the City of Tshwane to remove shacks of people occupying the land illegally.
Six other people are currently hospitalised and said to be in a serious condition.
Mahamba says police were outnumbered by the angry members of the public who were attacking them.
We fired rubber bullets to try and restore order but we were outnumbered. And hence members of the service provider were injured.— Isaac Mahamba, spokesperson for Tshwane Metro Police
The occupants of the land, deemed by the City of Tshwane to be squatting illegally, have been enraged at these impending demolitions.
The members of the public, those who are occupying the land illegally were not happy.— Isaac Mahamba, spokesperson for Tshwane Metro Police
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