South Africa: At least 2 killed in protest

May 23, 2016 at 5:54pm

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Privately owned eviction squad, Red ants
At least two people have been killed in protests in a South African town after people resisted attempts by a private eviction squad to force them off land they were accused of illegally occupying, local media reports.

One man was torched while another was hit with a blunt object in the violence near Hammanskraal town in the economic heartland of Gauteng province, police Warrant Officer Lolo Mangena was quoted as saying by TimesLive newspaper.

An anti-crime group in South Africa says the privately-owned Red Ants eviction squad was involved in attempts to clear shacks which had been built in the area:




Source: OutsideGhana/BBC



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