The tense protest which erupted in Johannesburg, attracted the heavy presence of the South Africa Police Service, leading to the sporadic gun shot in an attempt to dislodge the agitating protesters.

Hinnewssa gathers that more than Five people were injured after police used rubber bullets to disperse a violent crowd in Reiger Park, east of Johannesburg on Thursday morning, Ekurhuleni Metro Police said.

“If there are people injured, you must know the situation is tense but under control,” EMPD spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng said.

The injured were transported to the Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg.

 Mokheseng said protesters tried to set a councillor’s house alight.Residents took to the streets at 02:00 on Thursday morning, saying foreign nationals were being allocated RDP houses while locals are still living in shacks.

Mokheseng said no arrests had been made.

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