Holy Shield: #FeesMustFall priest tells of his day of terror

The Daily Maverick’s Ranjeni Munusamy has published an excellent article about Fr Graham’s brave and courageous actions on behalf of students and in the name of peace and justice:

“Images of Catholic priest Father Graham Pugin in front of a police nyala and bleeding after being shot in the face went around the world on Monday night as South Africa’s university fees crisis worsened. Pugin was hit as he stood as a human shield between the church, where students sought refuge, and riot police. The images sent shock waves across the country and prompted alarm from Pope Francis’s emissary in South Africa and the Jesuit General Congregation currently meeting in Rome. The police have apologised “unconditionally” and have instituted an official investigation into the matter. Pugin spoke to RANJENI MUNUSAMY about his face-off with the police and being shot in the leg earlier in the day.”

Read more at their website.