Rubber bullets fired as Westbury protests continue

Rubber bullets fired as Westbury protests continue

Violent protests continued in Westbury, west Johannesburg, on Monday.

Westbury Shutdown

Residents barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks from the early hours of the morning. 


Residents took to the streets on Friday after a woman was killed by an stray bullet outside the Rahimsa Moosa Hospital. Her 10-year-old daughter was also wounded during the incident.


Protesters have blamed the latest killing to the escalating gang turf war in the area.


Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela says protesters threw a petrol bomb at a Nyala.


"Police are pushing them away by using rubber bullets and tear gas," says Makhubela.


Makhubela says no arrests have been made and police are monitoring the situation.

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