Violent protesters use live ammunition to fight back, as police shoot rubber bullets

Pandemonium broke loose after protesters armed themselves with live ammunition, to counter police firing rubber bullets.

Police were reportedly firing rubber bullets in a bid to disperse protesters in Rust Ter Vaal while motorists grappled with blocked roads all over SA.

Police are reportedly firing rubber bullets on foot in a bid to disperse the protesters.

This follows the death of one member of the Red Ants – a notorious group providing security and eviction services – and one protester after clashes in the area on Wednesday.

A member of the Red Ants was attacked and killed with a sharp instrument before he was stoned by unruly members of the community squatting in an open space near Rust Ter Vaal, Vaal Weekblad reported.

Members of the Red Ants also allegedly killed one of the community members.

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