Tshwane police officers injured by protesters

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A Tshwane metro police vehicle was overturned in Pretoria on Monday afternoon in protests over a new mayoral candidate for Tshwane.

TSHWANE - Protesters overturned a Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) vehicle after injuring three officers by throwing stones on Monday afternoon.

TMPD officers were patrolling Francis Baard street in Arcadia when they were accosted by protesters according to TMPD spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahambe.

The officers were pelted with stones as they attempted to flee to safety.

Three TMPD officers were injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment.

 

Mahame asserted, "The TMPD will be opening a case of public violence and investigating this matter."

JUST IN: Protesters have moved to Mamelodi. More to follow.