Gauteng Police Searching For Suspects After Robbery In Lusaka Pre-school

Gauteng police are currently searching for suspects after a robbery that took place at Lusaka pre-school in Mamelodi East on Monday.

Preliminary reports indicate that on Monday after midday, a group of 19 international students and two professors arrived at Viva Foundation School in Mamelodi East for an outreach programme. “It is alleged that a group of not less than five armed suspects accosted the visitors and robbed them of personal belongings including: laptops, cellphones, cameras, passports, plane tickets, bags and US dollars,” police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said in a statement on Monday.During the robbery, a school staff member was assaulted by the robbers while one of the public members was struck by a stray bullet by the suspects who allegedly fired shots as they fled the scene. “Police will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that these suspects are found and brought to book,” said Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela said. Police are appealing to the public to come forward with any information leading to the suspects’ arrest. The wounded or assaulted victims were not immediately available for comment.

By: Fortunate Machaba

26 Suspects Held Over The Weekend To Appear In Court Today

Twenty six suspects have been arrested around Tshwane East Cluster over a period of 24 hours in various police operations. According to the statement given by the police, the police are set to intensify these actions heading to the upcoming holidays as more criminals are more likely to target the public during that period. The South African Police Service (SAPS) urged the public to comply and cooperate with the rule of law. “Largely, Monday is the day on which many of these suspects start appearing in court for crimes they have committed over the weekend”, said the police spokesperson, Captain Michael Mbewe. He added that these crimes include, murder, rape, house-breaking, attempted theft, malicious damage to property, drinking and driving, shoplifting, violation of protection order, selling liquor without license, assault and dealing with drugs.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Mamelodi Taxi Driver’s Fight Continues

IMG-20180604-WA0007[1]Mamelodi East Taxi drivers fight is not yet resolved. The NIMNSA (NotInMyName SA) Campaign, Mamelodi Branch intervened on the issue and attended the meeting yesterday at Moretele Park with the taxi owners.

It was concluded that the issue will be resolved soon. This happens after the taxi owners between small taxis and big taxis fight to use Tsamaya Road.

It is not yet know when the matter will be resolved. NIMNSA leaders cleaned the streets after the protest.

Watch the video of the small taxi driver sharing his frustrations about the issue with Sipha from NN7, on Mamelodi Happenings Facebook Page. More updates to follow.

 

By: Fortunate Machaba 

 

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Service Delivery Protest In Progress: Mamelodi East

IMG-20180612-WA0032[1]Residents of ward 16 in Mamelodi East have taken to the street in protest for electricity services in their ward and they have so far burnt down the container at Stanza Bopape Community Library.

“Several streets around the ward have been blocked with burning tyres and the roof tiles and the building near the community hall is also damaged with bricks that were thrown over it”, said Mamelodi East Spokesperson, Captain Michael Mbewe.

Public order police have been summoned but otherwise the local police officers are monitoring the situation.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Police In Search Of Stranded, Mentally & Violent Woman

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Mamelodi East Police are looking for relatives of the unknown woman who was found loitering in extension 5 on Tuesday afternoon. The woman was described to be wearing black tights with yellow, red and blue striped t-shirt. “The woman may be above 30 years old and has violent behavior”, said Mamelodi East police spokesperson, Captain Michael Mbewe. He added that the woman was booked for mental observation at Mamelodi Hospital yesterday. Anyone who knows this woman or her relatives and associates is asked to contact the police at (012) 815 7102/7080 other alternative number is 08600 10111.

 

By: Fortunate Machaba

CPF Arrested For Rape; Mamelodi East

Mamelodi East CPF patroller was arrested for rape. The suspect handed himself to Mamelodi East police station yesterday morning after the case of rape that took place at Bronkhorstpruit was opened on 2017/10/12. It is alleged that the learner was raped at the school matric dance. According to the source, the learner was vomiting when the CPF took her outside pretending to be helping and ended up raping her without using protection. One of the parents said that there is no way he could leave his three daughters to continue in school of such incidents. The Mamelodi East police spokesperson, Captain Michael Mbewe confirmed the case. The suspect is expected to appear in court soon on the 18 October 2017.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Late Night Protest By Youngsters

Late Night Protest By Youngsters In Mamelodi East

Residents in Mamelodi East Phase 1 are currently protesting (Tuessday; 10:00) blocking the road with rocks and burned tires in Tsamaya. According to the observers, the protest have just started and it is not yet know how long it will last. At the moment, taxis and vehicles are not allowed to use the road. Most of the people in the protest are the youth. Reasons for the protest are not yet known.

By: Fortunate Machaba