Two Killed in South African Protests


Opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, has said that police chief, Riah Phiyega, has failed to show leadership in dealing with the civil chaos and questioned whether live ammunition was used. Sasolburg residents have rejected an offer by government to incorporate them into a municipality that they allege is not performing well.

Violent protests in Sasolburg, Free State.

  • South Africa:  Two Dead, Nine Injured in Sasolburg

    South African Press Association, 23 January 2013

    Apart from two deaths, nine people have been injured in violent protests in Zambela, Sasolburg, Free State police said on Wednesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Free State Police Commissioner Must Answer On Use of Live Ammunition

    Democratic Alliance, 23 January 2013

    Answers are needed from the police on the use of live ammunition to kill two protestors in Sasolburg on Tuesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Zamdela - Phiyega Again Fails to Show Leadership

    Democratic Alliance, 22 January 2013

    National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has once again failed to show decisive leadership in dealing with the civil chaos in the Zamdela/Sasolburg area. She has remained silent ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Sasolburg Residents Flock to Stadium

    South African Press Association, 22 January 2013

    Sasolburg residents were flocking to the Moses Kotane Stadium in Zamdela in the Free State on Tuesday morning after violent protests in the area. read more »

  • South Africa:  Residents Loot Shops as Sasolburg Protests Grow Violent

    South African Press Association, 22 January 2013

    A shop and a car were set alight during violent protests by Zamdela residents in Sasolburg on Tuesday. read more »

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