Chaos erupted in Joburg’s CBD on Friday as ANC members, who were marching towards where the DA had assembled, were dispersed with rubber bullets by police.

The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department, together with SAPS, fired rubber bullets at ANC members who were careering down Commissioner Street, heading towards Newtown where DA members were gathering for the protests.

An ANC member who was shot in his right calf by a rubber bullet, informed Hinnewssa that they wanted to “quietly engage” DA members, but decided not to when they saw the heavy police presence around Newtown.

 The march is one of many planned around the country after President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle last week during which Pravin Gordhan was fired as finance minister, prompting an investment status downgrade to “junk” by ratings agency Standard and Poor’s.