JOHANNESBURG - The family of a woman shot by police at point-blank range with a rubber bullet is seeking justice.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has confirmed it's investigating the incident.
Police claim a shotgun went off after the woman hit a policeman’s firearm during a scuffle in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg.
She remains under police guard in hospital, and faces public violence and assault charges.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is following up.
“I can confirm that the IPID has received this matter and that we will be sending an investigator to the Vaal to start an investigation,” said IPID spokesman Moses Dlamini.
The family will soon be laying counter charges with the police.
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