Durban policeman shot during M25 protest

Durban Metro Cop shot during M25 protest

A local Durban Metro policeman is receiving treatment in hospital after being shot in the leg during a violent protest this morning. 

Police crime scene
The officer was allegedly shot by a demonstrator while police and community members faced off in Bhambayi, near Phoenix north of Durban.  

Hundreds of disgruntled residents protested along the M25, burning tyres and throwing stones at passing motorists.

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They are believed to be unhappy with service delivery in the area.

Authorities are on scene and monitoring the situation.

SAPS spokesperson, Thulani Zwane is urging motorists to practice caution if they are using the route.

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"A case of public violence as well as attempted murder has been opened at Inanda Police Station for further investigation," he said.

Zwane says SAPS and Durban Metro Police officers are at the scene.

"They are still trying to disperse the crowd," he said.

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