Fifteen people have been arrested after the petrol bombing of a police vehicle outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging.
Police spokesperson, Lungelo Dlamini, says they have diffused tensions and are ready to deal with more flare-ups after Cosas students turned the protest to the police station.
“Those suspects were taken to the police station. When the van went to the police station a group of protesters followed the van, but we have deployed enough members to make sure there is no criminal activity taking place.”
Meanwhile, student organisation Cosas is opening a case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm against the police.
Leader Sipho Motloung says this is after the police assaulted one of their own following the petrol bombing of their car.
Motloung says they are also at the police station to inquire about their comrades who were arrested.
“We are here to inquire about arrested protesters and to open a charge against the police. Someone threw a petrol bomb at police vehicle, people started to panic; the victim started to walk away. He was not running; he was walking away then the police starting shooting him at the back, close range.”
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