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15 year old dies during Mangaung protest.

Article by: Dumisane Dube.

A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed during a violent protest in Mangaung.

The community in Mangaung took to the streets on Monday to demand jobs, business opportunities and land.

Motantsi Makhele, Free State police spokesperson says the boy was allegedly shot by a security guard.

“It is alleged that a group of protesters went to attack a Warehouse in Dr Belcher Road, Bloemfontein. The security guard who was alone at the time fired a shot in a quest to scare the mob but unfortunately hit a 15-year-old boy,” said Makhele.

According to Makhele, the boy died at the scene.

Free State police have arrested the security guard in connection with the death of a teenage boy.

The security guard will appear in Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder.

Several people have also been arrested for public violence. Police have been deployed to various parts of Mangaung.

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