'McBride shot at us'

The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) yesterday alleged that embattled Ekurhuleni metro police chief Robert McBride shot at protesting municipal employees who were calling for his suspension.

The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) yesterday alleged that embattled Ekurhuleni metro police chief Robert McBride shot at protesting municipal employees who were calling for his suspension.

"He was the first to shoot," said Samwu's East Rand branch secretary, Koena Ramatlou, after the protests.

Ramatlou said 10 people were injured when metro police opened fire on the protesters and two people were arrested, including a shop steward. - Sapa

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