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'R5 rifle is not meant for any kind of crowd control'

24 August 2018 4:55 PM
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Head of Governance at the Institute for Security Studies Gareth Newham explains the kind of guns people carry for crowd control.

Did the police use live ammunition while dispensing crowds at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Soshanguve campus?

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) says they are still investigating whether the student who died was killed by a police gun or not.

The student was killed after students claimed that the process for the new Student Representative Council (SRC) vote had been rigged.

Head of Governance at the Institute for Security Studies Gareth Newham says the use of R5 rifles is against police practice.

Typically, if the public order unit is deployed, they don't carry R5 rifles with them, they carry sidearms for self-defence but they would largely use rubber bullets and teargas if they believe they need it.

Gareth Newham, Head of Governance at Institute for Security Studies

READ: Academic programmes suspended at TUT as election rigging violence erupts

If you have a situation where you would have a high risk of people being killed maybe in certain hostage situations, they might call in a different unit which is much more highly trained and might carry those kinds of weapons.

Gareth Newham, Head of Governance at Institute for Security Studies

ALSO READ: 1 dead at TUT's Soshanguve campus, police accused of using live ammunition

R5 rifle is not meant for any kind of crowd control.

Gareth Newham, Head of Governance at Institute for Security Studies

Listen to why police are not supposed to carry R5 rifles...


24 August 2018 4:55 PM
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