Homeless people shot in eviction protest – Cape Town

Homeless people shot in eviction protest
Norman Joseph
October 31 2006 at 02:55PM

Two homeless people were shot and wounded at a Ravensmead school when police allegedly opened fire with rubber bullets as an eviction turned violent.

At about 7.30am on Tuesday, Johannes Bastian, 40, and Cynthia Donberg, 36, were shot at the Florida Primary School.

Police had been called in to evict about 300 people who moved into the disused building a year ago after they were evicted from backyard dwellings.

Ravensmead Community Police Forum chairperson Tommy Klein negotiated with the protesters and police.