An attempted murder charge has been brought upon a SANDF soldier for allegedly shooting and injuring a man at a shopping complex in Mogwadi, Limpopo, on Thursday.
An argument broke between the soldier and the man over why he was not wearing a mask thereby adhering to the Covid-19 regulations.
Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, police spokesperson, said..
“Members of the SANDF were reportedly on duty monitoring Covid-19 compliance in the area when they approached a group of people who were not wearing face masks.”
“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 was rushed to hospital.
“The soldier, aged 29, was arrested and charged with attempted murder,” said Mojapelo.
He is due to appear in court at the Morebeng Magistrates on Friday.
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