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One person dead, another wounded in clash between Operation Dudula and informal settlement residents

18 April 2022 - 19:50
Operation Dudula members on the march. File photo.
Operation Dudula members on the march. File photo.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu

One person died and another was wounded during a clash on Monday between Operation Dudula members and residents of an informal settlement in Kliptown, Soweto.

“It is alleged that at about 4.30pm a group of people, allegedly residents of Pimville with Operation Dudula members, marched to Chicken Farm informal settlement in Kliptown. Pimville residents are complaining about theft of electricity cables,” police spokesperson Brig Brenda Muridili said

There was an altercation, shots were fired and one person was certified dead on the scene while a second person was wounded. “She was shot in the leg.”

There were reports of four more people taken to hospital with injuries.

“We are tracing these injured people. The victims are reported to be South Africans,” she said.


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