Police fire rubber bullets at violent Roodepoort School crowd


Police are protecting teachers and pupils at a primary school in Roodepoort where some parents are protesting against the appointment of a black principal.

ROODEPOORT - One person has been injured when police fired rubber bullets on a violent crowd outside Roodepoort Primary School, west of Johannesburg.

Social media reports indicate that school parents began assaulting eachother when some attempted to prevent a group of school pupils from boarding a bus bound for their new temporary school, the Lufhereng Primary School.

An elderly man is being treated at the scene after having been shot in the leg by rubber bullets.



ER24 medics on the scene report that up to five people may have been injured by the rubber bullets.

There is a heavy police presence monitoring the situation.

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