Cop rushed to hospital after Zandspruit protest
The demonstration started with the disconnection of illegal electricity supply in the area this morning.
JOHANNESBURG - A police officer has been rushed to hospital after being wounded in Zandspruit on Gauteng's West Rand during a protest over service delivery and electricity cuts.
The demonstration started with Beyers Naudé Drive being blocked early this morning following the disconnection of illegal electricity supply in the area.
#Zandspruit community members say they have no electricity, they illegally connected, and then Eskom officials came & got rid of that. MR— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 16, 2016
Gauteng police have now called in reinforcements from different areas to help quell the protest.
Spokesperson Kay Makhubele says the officer was attacked when a Nyala's wheel was punctured.
"Police are on the scene. The Nyala got a puncture while driving around and community members attacked it - that's when the policeman was injured."