Police fire rubber bullets at students

saps6Police fired rubber bullets at Goldfields Further Education Training students who stoned them and broke college windows on Wednesday, said Free State police.

They arrested 27 of them for public violence and malicious damage to property, Captain Stephen Thakeng said.… Read the rest

Police fire rubber bullets at Amplats miners

Police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse a group of people gathered near Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in Rustenburg on Wednesday, said a spokesman.

“Police dispersed people trying to gather illegally. As we have said, we are not tolerating … Read the rest

Marikana residents accuse police of shooting at them with rubber bullets

Police officers assigned to disperse protesting Lonmin mineworkers were accused of shooting residents of Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana on Saturday morning.

Several community members emerged with bleeding wounds, which they claimed were caused by police rubber bullets.

Two women … Read the rest