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Mamelodi residents accused metro cops of shooting & wounding 3 people

They say they are being forcefully removed from the land they occupied despite there being no provocation.

FILE: A rubber bullet shell is seen on the ground. Picture: EWN.

MAMELODI - Residents of Mountain View Estate in Tshwane are claiming that metro police shot and wounded three people, including two teenagers during protests on Wednesday night.

They say they are being forcefully removed from the land they occupied despite there being no provocation.

One of the Mountain View Estate residents says metro police officials are responsible for using extreme measures against residents occupying the land.

“We thought the police came to help us, only to find they came to fight with us.”

One permanent resident, however, says the government must act swiftly to remove illegal land occupiers.

“Since they’ve been here, our water and electricity bills have gone up so government must remove them.”

Police have managed to bring about stability in the area, with crowds dispersing.

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