Police on Wednesday afternoon charged the woman who allegedly aimed a firearm at a group of EFF members in front of a Clicks store.
The woman in question (52) will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on the charge laid against her by the EFF on Tuesday afternoon.
Police spokesperson Priscilla Naidu said the woman was released on warning on Wednesday afternoon after being charged at the Walmer police station.
The woman’s 7.65 pistol, which was allegedly used in the incident, was also confiscated by police.
The woman allegedly aimed the gun at EFF members who were protesting in front of the Clicks store in the Walmer Park mall on Tuesday morning.
It is further alleged that a quarrel arose between the woman and the so-called leader of the EFF protesters, after which she allegedly took out a firearm and aimed it at the group.
Police handcuffed the woman and two EFF members at the mall and took her to the police station, where everyone was let go again because neither party wanted to open cases.
However, the EFF returned later Tuesday afternoon and lodged a complaint against the woman.