Soldier allegedly shoots man for not wearing face mask
A man has been allegedly shot by a soldier following an argument over why the victim refused to wear a nose mask according to Covid-19 regulations.
The man was shot but he was immediately rushed to the hospital after the incident.
Police spokesperson, Brig Motlafela Mojapelo on Friday said the victim was shot at a shopping complex in Mogwadi, Limpopo, on Thursday.
“Members of the national defence force were reportedly on duty monitoring Covid-19 compliance in the area when they approached a group of people who were not wearing face masks”, Mojapelo said.
“When asked why they were not wearing masks, an argument allegedly ensued and one of the soldiers shot the victim.”
“The injured 27-year-old man was rushed to hospital.”
“The soldier, aged 29, was arrested and charged with attempted murder,” said Mojapelo.
The accused soldier has been charged to court and will appear in the Morebeng magistrate’s court on Friday.
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