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ANC Youth League member shot dead, another wounded at Hammanskraal rally



A 25-year-old African National Congress Youth League has been shot at a rally at the Temba Stadium in Hammanskraal on Saturday.

According to the South African Police Service Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, the preliminary reports have suggested that an argument broke out between delegates at the rally before the shooting.

"Preliminary reports reveal that an argument broke out amongt some delegates during a political rally, and this led to scenes of violence where the delegates started allegedly attacking each other.

"It was reported that the deceased was trying to defuse the fight when an unknown man emerged from the crowd and fired shots at the deceased, fatally wounding the 25-year old victim."

Peters was also shot and rushed to the hospital.

"The suspect is driven off in a gray BMW with unknown registration," Peters said.

"Police are still on the scene."

ANCYL Tshwane regional chairperson Lesego Makhubela confirmed.

"There are witnesses who witnessed the shooting," he said, adding that they would be in communication with the police.

Makhuba said the shooter and his victim had been involved in an argument before the shooting, however, it was unclear what it was about.

The shooter was apparently known to ANCYL member, Makhubela said.


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