James Oatway/Panos Pictures

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Lindiwe Ndlovu tries to help Victoria Maphalale moments before she had a seizure after a violent clash between Metro Police and community members. The shack had been filled with people taking shelter when police stormed it, shooting rubber bullets into the shack. Police refused to take Maphalale for medical attention. The incident occured during fighting between residents and the Red Ants who, backed-up by the Metro Police, were trying to make evictions at Lakeview Informal Settlement near Lawley. The Red Ants are a controversial private security company often hired to clear squatters from land and so-called 'hijacked' properties.

Part of story
Object Name
James Oatway/Panos Pictures
Johannesburg, Gauteng
South Africa
Max size
High Resolution
5000 x 3335 pixels
42.33 x 28.24 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.12 inch (300 dpi)
1.3 MB size on disk
powered by infradox.com