Soldier charged with attempted murder of man for not wearing face mask

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A SA National Defence Force (SANDF) soldier, who allegedly shot a Limpopo man not wearing a mask, has been granted R5,000 bail in the Morebeng Magistrate’s Court, says a News24 report. Hendry Ngomane (29) faces a charge of attempted murder after he allegedly shot a 27-year-old man at a shopping complex on Thursday afternoon last week.

“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,” National Prosecuting Authority  Limpopo spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi said.

The 27-year-old man was taken to the local hospital for medical attention. The matter was postponed to 28 October for further investigation.

Full News24 report

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