219 people arrested, 6 dead

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

Two hundred and nineteen (219) people have been arrested in  Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in connection with the ongoing violent protests. The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJOINTS) reported that six people died.

Gauteng police are investigating the circumstances into the deaths of four people since the break out of violent protests in Gauteng. On Sunday morning, the police responded to a call from Alexandra Clinic where they found a body with gunshot wounds.

The police said later that day, the body of a security guard with assault wounds was found at Jeppestown. The third body was discovered also on Sunday, in the evening in Dobsonville while the fourth body was discovered with gunshot wounds in Germiston. The course of death for the security guard and as well as the body found in Dobsonville is part of investigations.

In KwaZulu-Natal there is a report of two people who have been killed, one in Inanda and the second one in Umbilo. The circumstances leading up to their deaths is under investigation.

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