Gunman shots in South Africa as ‘Free Jacob Zuma’ protests escalate across the country





A video of someone taking potshots at an election poster of President Cyril Ramaphosa made the rounds on social media on Friday as KwaZulu-Natal was shut down as part of a violent “Free Jacob Zuma and Shutdown KZN” campaign.

A screengrab of a video, purportedly posted on Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla's Twitter account, in which an unknown person fires shots at an election poster featuring President Cyril Ramaphosa's face.

A screengrab of a video, purportedly posted on Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla’s Twitter account, in which an unknown person fires shots at an election poster featuring President Cyril Ramaphosa’s face.
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A screengrab that is circulating showed the video on Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla’s Twitter page but was later removed.

The video, which TimesLIVE has seen, shows an election poster pinned to a tree. A shooter, whose identity is unknown, can be heard firing rounds at the poster.

Trucks blockaded roads in Verulam on the M27 as widespread protest action began in Durban early on Friday morning.

The post received 2,378 views and was shared and liked several times.

The presidency referred queries about the video to the police.

Zuma-Sambudla’s Twitter feed also includes reposts of videos and pictures of protests and disruptions unfolding in KwaZulu-Natal and surrounds, with the caption: “We see you!!! Amandla”.