A 36-year-old man has been arrested for an attack on the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on Wednesday.  

He was grabbed outside the court while he was apparently attacking doors and windows.

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Police fired a warning shot to stop him from doing more damage. The suspect has been charged with malicious damage to property and will appear in court soon.

The suspect reportedly used a hammer to smash the glass doors and windows. There were over 28 cracks and holes in the glass windows and doors in the premises in Braamfontein.


The attack took place a day after Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo handed over Part One of the much-anticipated State Capture Commission report to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Police have since confirmed that a 36-year-old suspect has been arrested.
The officers had responded to reports of a man breaking the windows of the Constitutional Court with a hammer.

He will appear in court to face a charge of malicious damage to property.
Considerable damage was caused, mainly to the windows and glass doors next to the main entrance of South Africa’s apex court. 

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