[VIDEOS]: Rosettenville protest injuries

PAIN: This protester was shot on the thigh while another one was shot in the back.

ROSETTENVILLE quickly became the talk of the town on Saturday, January 11, as protesters clashed with the police, leading to several women and men being shot with rubber bullets.


Injured demonstrators experienced the wrath of the law after SAPS officers fired shots to disperse the crowds.

READ: [VIDEOS] The whole story: Rosettenville protest

Some residents claimed that the protesters were angered by the police’s use of force and that led them to start burning more houses.


Numerous protesters were seen lying on the ground from breathing in too much teargas. Others rushed to the nearest houses to wash their faces with tap water and cover their mouths with wet sheets to avoid inhaling the gas.

READ: BREAKING NEWS: JMPD and Mayor raid Rosettenville

The protesters were out to support what is now a continuous movement to eradicate prostitution, drug dealing and house hijacking in the suburb.

MEDICAL CARE: Injured people who could not handle the pain were rushed to the South Rand Hospital.

ELDERLY: This senior resident was shot on the leg during the protests.

INJURED: A rubber bullet hit a woman in the chest and left a mark.

ALSO READ: BREAKING NEWS: Protestors burn another house in Rosettenville

For free daily local news in the south, visit our sister newspapers Alberton RecordComaro ChronicleSouthern Courier and Get it Joburg South Magazine.

Remember to visit our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages. You can also email our offices on cvdwalt@caxton.co.zajuliem@caxton.co.za or luckyt@caxton.co.za

Add us on WhatsApp today! Comaro Chronicle: 079 427 8074 and Southern Courier: 079 404 5789.

James Mahlokwane

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News



Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Alberton Record
Comaro Chronicle
Kathorus Mail
Southern Courier

Your details:

Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)