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Red Ants member arrested after shooting during eviction in Thokoza

The incident occurred on Tuesday morning as the security company was removing illegally connected electricity cables.

FILE: The Red Ants in an eviction process. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police have arrested a member of the Red Ants for allegedly shooting a community member in Thokoza, southern Johannesburg.

The incident occurred on Tuesday morning as the security company was removing illegally connected electricity cables.

The police's Kay Makhubele says the man will be charged with attempted murder.

“During the process, there was a shooting incident. One community member was shot and taken to hospital. A Red Ants member has been arrested.”

Community members are picketing outside the local police station following the incident.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)