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gunTimesLIVE reports that shocking footage of a 29-year-old protester being shot six times on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, allegedly by a private security guard, was shared on Twitter on Friday.  The video shows the shooting, which occurred last month.  

The guard can be heard warning a man, who was allegedly attempting to tackle him, before he fires a shot in the air.  A scuffle breaks out and the person filming the events ducks for cover.  When the camera focuses back on the action, the security guard can be seen firing six shots at the victim.  The man falls to the ground and lets off a sound of discomfort as bystanders wail in the background.  Provincial police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele confirmed that the incident had taken place in the Nkothaneni area, near Margate, on 5 June.  She said a 29-year-old man died at the scene and a case of murder was opened at the Margate police station.  A 35-year-old male was arrested and appeared in the Ramsgate Magistrate's Court on 7 June.  He was granted a R2,000 bail on 18 June and the case was remanded to 20 September.  Meanwhile, in a media statement issued last month, SBV confirmed that its security guards had been implicated in the incident.

  • Read the full original of Orrin Singh’s report on the above story at TimesLIVE


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