Child dies in hospital after being hit by rubber bullet

Moments earlier, a rumour was spreading about a child who was hit by a rubber bullet in Mpumalanga, and Sergeant George Dhlamini of the Sakhile Police Station just confirmed the child died in hospital, the Standerton Advertiser reports.

He was allegedly shot in the head.

The boy’s name has been withheld, as it has not been established whether his next-of-kin have been informed.

According to Sergeant Dhlamini, three other people have been rushed to hospital as well as one police officer, Sergeant Simile of the Secunda Crime Prevention Unit, who sustained head injuries after he was struck by stones.

Caxton News Service

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