- Dec 24, 2014
LinkyA City of Cape Town metro police officer had to be hospitalised following a petrol bomb attack on his official vehicle during land occupation protests in Kraaifontein on Saturday.
According to the city, law enforcement officers had been working in the area this past week as hundreds linked to land occupation attempts, protested in the Kraaifontein area.
During one such protest at 14:00 on Saturday, a petrol bomb was hurled at a city vehicle after staff were confronted by a 600-strong crowd in Bloekombos.
The officer sustained injuries to his face and arms.
"He managed to extinguish the flames, avoiding further injuries to his colleagues," mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said on Sunday.