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Cop rushed to hospital after Zandspruit protest

The demonstration started with the disconnection of illegal electricity supply in the area this morning.

There’s a heavy police presence in Zandspruit where community members have embarked on protests over the disconnection of illegal electricity supply in the area. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

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.

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."