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Actor Patrick Shai shot 11 times during Dobsonville protests – Picture

Speaking to Channel24 from his hospital bed on Monday morning, actor Patrick Shai said that he had been wounded after being struck by 11 rubber bullets during a protest in Dobsonville.

The community in the south of Johannesburg has been protesting due to electricity cuts.

Patrick says he stood between disgruntled residents and police, trying to calm the situation when he was shot.

“I was trying to mediate between cops and residents.”

About his injuries, he says: “I’ve got an open wound on my leg. They’re putting in a drip now.” He added that he was going to have x-rays done to determine if he had incurred any other structural damage to tissue or bone.

Patrick Shai

The former Generations and Zone 14 actor said that while his thigh was left wounded, most of the rubber bullets hit him the back when he was trying to getaway.

“When we say that there is no need for violence, we are also saying that to police,” Shai says, calling cops on the scene “trigger happy”.

The star who resides in Dobsonville says that his area had not been affected by power cuts, but he decided to join protests anyway as a means of keeping the peace among residence and police.

Channel24 reached out to SAPS for comment but did not receive feedback at the time of publishing.

This article will be updated once comments becomes available.

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Anele Mdoda

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Source: News365

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