‘After-tears’ gatherers assault JMPD officers in Soweto

A Johannesburg Metro Police Division (JMPD) officer is in a important situation after he was attacked by greater than 200 individuals whereas confiscating alcohol at an “after-tears” gathering in Protea Glen, Soweto.

The incident, in line with JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar, came about on Wednesday.

“4 officers responded to a grievance at an ‘after-tears’ occasion. Greater than 200 individuals have been in attendance and have been consuming alcohol,” mentioned Minnaar.

“When the 4 officers requested them to disperse and confiscated alcohol, the individuals began attacking the officers.”

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Minnaar mentioned three officers have been injured whereas one was critically injured.

“He suffered a fractured nostril, left hand and shoulder,” Minnaar mentioned.

The mentioned officers have been discharged and two individuals have since been arrested.

A Volkswagen GTI was additionally impounded by the police because the investigation continues.

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