The spurious attacks unleashed on security officials is increasing by the day in South Africa, with attendant worrisome outcome. Initial reports indicated that the gunmen were shooting at officers from inside a Shoprite store.

Roads around the area have been cordoned off by police and metro police‚ according to mayoral committee member for safety and security and social services‚ JP Smith.

One security guard was shot‚ according to initial reports.

This is a developing story.