An 11-year previous boy from St Helena Bay on the West Coast is combating for his life after protests about land escalated final Friday.
Leo Williams, the sufferer, was allegedly fired at by a police officer which hit the boy within the head.
This incident resulted into warfare between residents and the police, which solely ended on Monday.
Impartial Police Investigative Directorate is investigating the incident.
Residents of Laingville had been protesting that day about municipal internet hosting and land allocations.
Thyrone Williams, a Laingville Group chief:
“Between 8pm and eight:30pm, 4 law enforcement officials got here previous the sports activities discipline and apparently modified course and shot on the home the place the boy was. One of many bullets hit his head”
The boy is presently in a crucial state of affairs on the Purple Cross Youngsters’s Hospital in Cape City with the bullet nonetheless lodged in his head.
Docs warn that eradicating it might price his life.
Laingville residents appeared glad after the mayor took their considerations to coronary heart on Saturday however then violence in and across the small city escalated and got here to a head-on Monday afternoon.
There’s a warfare occurring in St. Helena Bay.
The stand-off between residents of Laingville and the police has progressed to greater than 10 kilometres outdoors the city.
Each entrances are blocked by retailing residents and public order policing from all around the West Coast.
Protests in regards to the removing of unlawful constructions within the Saldanha Bay space have been frequent prior to now weeks.
A peace settlement was lastly reached between police and residents by Monday night.