UPDATE: Protests erupt at CEO Sleepout


28 July 2016 - Police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesting EFF supporters, at a charity event near Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg.

Update: The situation was calm later on Thursday night after chaos erupted on the Nelson Mandela Bridge earlier in the evening.

JOHANNESBURG - Chaos erupted in Johannesburg on Thursday evening when a group of EFF supporters protested at the Nelson Mandela Bridge.



Several business executives are taking part in a charity event at this location.

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One person was shot in the eye, as police fired rubber bullets in a bid to disperse the crowd.

Protesters also stoned a vehicle, shattering its windows.



The EFF student command is apparently protesting against high accommodation fees.

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The CEO SleepOut is an annual event, designed to help the homeless.



eNCA reporter Theresa Taylor was on the scene - watch her latest video report in the gallery above.

Watch her preview report from earlier in the evening, below: 



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