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Qwaqwa protester was killed by police: Eyewitness

Date: Feb 8, 2018

Residents looting local shops and burning tyres in protest against the mayor of the Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality

An eyewitness to the shooting of a 22-year old man in Qwaqwa in the Free State during a protest, insists that he was killed by the police. Police say they will not speculate and have referred the matter to the Independent Police Directorate (IPID) for an investigation. 

Residents have, for almost a week, been looting local shops and burning tyres in protest against the mayor of the Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality Vusi Tshabalala, whothey say is failing to deal with water supply cuts and power outages. 

Stephen Kirker SABC reporter, Thabiso Radebe and Brigadier, Motantsi Makhele.

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