Metro shooting: Case of attempted murder opened

Cops confirm a case of attempted murder has been opened after a Soweto boy was shot by Metro Police.

12-year-old Ayanda Ndlovu was shot with a rubber bullet, allegedly by a Metro Police officer, during a service delivery protest in Jabulani, Soweto.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have confirmed they are now investigating a case of attempted murder after 12-year-old boy Ayanda Ndlovu was shot, allegedly by a Metro Police officer during a service delivery protest in Jabulani, Soweto.

According to his grandfather, Ndlovu was walking to a local shop when police fired rubber bullets and teargas in an attempt to disperse demonstrators who blockaded roads in a protest against an intersection, which they claimed was unsafe.

"Doctors discovered that the rubber bullet hit him on the left side of the head and bounced off."

Ndlovu was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, where he is still receiving treatment.

The police's Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele says, "The family did not come forward to open a case with police so we went and opened a case in the house. We have registered a case of attempted murder, which is going to be investigated."