Violent protest in Hammanskraal resulting six people being injured

Simamkele Vakaza
24 May 2016

Residents of Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, continued to block roads in the township late into the night as police patrolled the area following violent protests.

The city says at least 16,000 people have illegally been occupying land in an area known as Sekampaneng. Six people were injured in the attacks which are being investigated.

Meanwhile… Residents of Plastic View informal settlement, east of Pretoria, have pleaded with police to help them restore peace in their community. This follows violent clashes between Basotho and Zimbabwean nationals over the weekend in the area. 

Residents say tensions between the two groups have been simmering for years, resulting in constant clashes.


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