“The pain is a bit unbearable,” said Dikeledi Selowa, “I can’t chew using my right side.”

The second year fine art student was involved in the Democratic Alliance march on Tuesday. She was taking pictures with the journalists, when a brick struck the right side of her face.

“I fell onto the ground on impact. Next thing I was held up by two DA members, as they carried me away the journalists rushed in front of me and took pictures.”

Selowa did not see who threw the brick, but claims it came from the Cosatu marchers.

She was taken to hospital by a DA counsellor, along with another DA marcher who was also hit by a brick, which fractured her arm.

After the wounds above and below Selowa’s eye were stitched up, the counsellor took her home to Atteridgeville, Pretoria.