Security guards fire on Post Office protestors
31 May 2012
Security guards opened fire on Post Office workers who were taking part in a protest march in Pretoria yesterday and eight protestors had to be rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds.
The incident took place outside the Pretoria Post Office building. A police spokesperson told the media that the workers were marching against low salaries.
Six security guards were arrested on charges of attempted murder.
Four shotguns and two pistols were confiscated at the scene. The reasons why shots were fired are under investigation.