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Man arrested in Hermanus for possession of stolen SAPS shotgun

Police say that a 32-year-old suspect was caught in possession of the SAPS shotgun and ammunition.

Police officers engaged in running battles with the protesters as they attempted to disperse the crowd of disgruntled Zwelihle residents on 12 July 2018. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A man has been arrested in Hermanus for the possession of a stolen SAPS shotgun.

Violent protests in Zwelihle saw many citizens fear for their life.

The protests have also prevented learners from attending school.

Police say that a 32-year-old suspect was caught in possession of the SAPS shotgun and ammunition.

Spokesperson Andre Traut: "The situation in Hermanus last night hit a volatile point when one of our members was attacked and severely assaulted by protesters. The member was robbed of his 9mm firearm and a shotgun during the attack. He was admitted to hospital, where he is being treated."