Criminal case opened against woman who pointed gun at EFF members
EFF has opened a criminal case against a 52-year-old gray-haired woman seen in a viral video pointing a gun at EFF members protesting outside a Clicks store in a mall in Port Elizabeth.
The argument between the protesters and the woman took place in the Walmer Palk Shopping Centre at 10:30am on Tuesday.
The incident was recorded by a shopper whose identity is not disclosed.
When Walmer police got to the scene, they immediately arrested the gray- haired woman and the EFF members.
At the Walmer police station, the two parties refused to open cases against each other.
However, according to Port Elizabeth police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu, the EFF party members returned to the police station around 15:00 to open a case of pointing a firearm against the woman.
Naidu disclosed that the case is still under investigation and no one has been arrested so far.
Watch video of the gray-haired woman threatening EFF members with a gun here.
Walmer Park Shopping Centre manager Leonie Scheepers explained that the heated argument started when the woman was found filming the protesters who were dressed in EFF T-shirts outside Clicks store.
“Centre Security personnel approached her and requested that she cease videoing.”
“She ignored this request, and then confronted the person who appeared to be the leader of the group [EFF].”
“An altercation ensued. During the altercation, the customer took out a firearm and pointed it at the group,” said Scheepers.
He said the mall’s security and police are on high alert as the protest against Clicks is still ongoing.
He added that Clicks store has been closed until further notice.
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