Patrick Shai (Photo: Gallo Images)
The community in the south of Johannesburg has been protesting due to electricity cuts.
Patrick says he stood between disgruntled residents and police, trying to calm the situation when he was shot.
About his injuries, he says: "I've got an open wound on my leg. They're putting in a drip now." He added that he was going to have x-rays done to determine if he had incurred any other structural damage to tissue or bone.
"When we say that there is no need for violence, we are also saying that to police," Shai says, calling cops on the scene "trigger happy".
The star who resides in Dobsonville says that his area had not been affected by power cuts, but he decided to join protests anyway as a means of keeping the peace among residence and police.
According to the statement, no arrests have been made. Police will remain in the area to "ensure no further violence erupts."