Stun grenades have been fired outside Horskool Overvaal in Vereeniging following protests by parents and political parties.
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VEREENIGING - A provincial leader of the ANC in Gauteng was injured when police fired rubber bullets outside Horskool Overvaal in Vereeniging on Wednesday.
It has been confirmed that Bones Modise, provincial secretary for the Gauteng ANC, sustained a rubber bullet injury to the head and has gone for a scan at a Vereeniging hospital.
Rubber bullets were fired on more than one occasion on Wednesday.
According to Colonel Lungelo Dlamini of the SAPS, 10 people were arrested at the protest for public violence.
An additional demonstrator was arrested for possession of a firearm.
"They have been charged and will appear in court tomorrow," he says.
Pupils, however, left the school grounds in the afternoon via a different entrance than the one used by protestors, and the crowd dispersed shortly thereafter.
EFF supporters were demonstrating outside the school on Wednesday morning, while some tried to gain entry to the school.
They&39;ve also burnt tires and rubbish.
[BREAKING] Police @SAPoliceService have just fired stun grenades outside Overvaal following skirmishes with demonstrators at the main gate. I heard at least four stun grenades fire, protesters then running and shouting.— Erin Bates (@ermbates) January 17, 2018
A parent was assaulted by protesters picketing outside the Afrikaans-medium school.
The protesters say the court judgment is unfair and perpetuates segregation.
Last week, the high court ruled that the school doesn&39;t have the capacity to accommodate 55 English-speaking pupils.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said his department will appeal Monday&39;s court ruling.
Police officers and private security guards are outside the school to keep a watchful eye.
Police @SAPoliceService have moved their vehicles closer to the school gate at HorskoolOvervaal as a group of demonstrators picket outside the school. BackToSchool @danmoyane pic.twitter.com/Oz2cpImO2K— Erin Bates (@ermbates) January 17, 2018
The EFF&39;s Mohale Maseko said the school should see it as a positive sign that parents have confidence in it and the teaching system.
“Why should they deprive learner who wants to learn in a different language?" he asked.