Bheki Cele – Give Me 3 Weeks To Deal With No1 Mamelodi Criminal

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Minister of Police, Bheki Cele declared that he need 3 weeks to deal with Mamelodi’s Number 1 Tsotsi. This happens after Minister Cele and General Leutenant Mawela engaged with the community of Mamelodi East on issues of safety and security yesterday at International Assemblies of God Church.

“It’s time we show him who the real boss is. We are not going to be ruled by gangsters here. If needs be we will die in Mamelodi,” said Cele.

The Minister said they would establish a permanent special police unit in Mamelodi if needed to deal with the alleged criminal. The unit is expected to start an operation in Mamelodi. “His senders must go tell him that I said so. We are not going to be run by a thug. We want no blood, but if needs be, then let it,” said Cele.

The alleged criminal is said to be terrorising the community. one of the resident raised an issue that he is extorting businesses in the community, monopolizing drugs sales, ruling taxis owners and collecting R 200 form them. It was also claimed that shop owners pay between R250 and R600 a month for “protecting fee”.

Mr Cele issued an instruction to the police saying that they should make sure the allegedly criminal doesn’t die. Most of the residents who were there to speak for themselves fear that they were digging their own graves. Rumor in Mamelodi says anyone speaking about or against him will normally be taken care of violently by the allegedly criminal gang or people who work for him. Premier David Makhura also promised to deal with the man a week ago.

By: Fortunate Machaba

New GPC Appointed In Mamelodi

DytVYWbXQAAH46HLieutenant-General Elias Mawela was appointed Gauteng Police Commissioner this morning in Mamelodi East Police Station.

This happened after Lieutenant-General Deliwe de Lange resigned  last year October 2018.

Premier David Makhura together with the Minister of Police General, Bheki Cele and MEC for community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane announced his appointment.

Mawela held top positions in the South African Police Service (SAPS) such as Divisional Commissioner of the Division: Operational Response Service, as well as head of the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJOINTS).

General Cele described Mawela as a seasoned police officer and added  that he will use his experience to “nail criminals”.

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

Vusi Rejects Allegations Following Interview On Mams Radio

Vusi Khekhe rejected all allegations that he is allegedly involved in. This was known after the interview on Mams Radio on Wednesday. According to the interview, the allegations were reported by the community members at the station which has lead to the station calling out for an interview with Vusi. Some of the allegations involve people torturing, threatening and taking money from residents “using Vusi’s name”. “I want to be more active to the community as there are a lot of speculations around my private life. I want to make things right for people’s sake”, said Vusi Khekhe. During the interview, Vusi mentioned that he is running a family business which is transport, construction and security. He added that he is an active member of Mata taxi’s Association. When he was asked how he felt about these allegations from the community, he said that he is heart broken and his family is not happy to hear all that. “I know nothing about all these allegation this is why I’m here today and accompanied by the SAPS. There is a program that we are running collectively with the SAPS to clear my name”, said Vusi. He suggested that people must come to the station, report and leave their numbers, especially those who lost their money in Vusi’s name. The Mamelodi East Police Spokesperson, Captain Michael Mbewe was invited as a guest to the show. “We came here with this rumours, there’s a say that where there’s smoke there’s fire and vise versa. As the SAPS we won’t sit back and fold our arms. We are happy that we have this platform today and as the SAPS we ask listeners who have any case to come forth. When Mamelodi Happenings contacted the spokesperson to confirm about the program, he said that he was not aware of it, it hasn’t started yet. Captain Mbewe confirmed that there is no case opened against Vusi Keke at the moment. Captain Mbewe and the show hoster declined to comment on other statements discussed on the interview. Vusi Khekhe could not be reached out for comment at this stage.

By: Fortunate Machaba

SAPS Visited Stanza Bopape Clinic; Mamelodi East

SAPS Visited Stanza Bopape Clinic; Mamelodi East

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South African Police Service (SAPS) and other stakeholders visited Stanza Bopape Clinic, Mamelodi East today to deliver the message to the community. It was an open day for the clinic and they invited different organisations to convey the message on behalf of their organisations to the community of Mamelodi.

SAPS was there to talk about services that they offer and careers for young people that are available within the SAPS. IMG_0712Other stakeholders such as SYNEXUS from the centre introducing their new vaccine that will help preventing HIV AND AIDS, Old Mutual, Avbob, Law For All, Department Of Home Affairs, Love Life, SASA, National Prosecuting Authority of SA, AIDS FUND, USAID and Department of Social Development attended the event and made people aware of the services they offer.

 

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“We wanted to convey the message about safety, we had to give people information about careers in the SAPS, give them hints on rape and under age drinking”, said Captain Michael Mbewe, Mamelodi East Police spokesperson.

 

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He added that the awareness program was a continuous programme and that they normally host their own in the community but today they were invited to the clinic. Both adults and youth from the community attended the event.

 

 

By: Fortunate Machaba

One Dies And One Severely Injured After Attempted Robbery In Mamelodi East

 

Mamelodi shooting resulted in one death and one critically injured during a robbery.

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One man died and the other is injured due to the shootout in Mamelodi. The incident took place this afternoon at Mamelodi East Extension 4 on Serumula Street. It is alleged that the men had attacked RAM courier vehicle resulting in the shooting. Paramedics attended a 39 Years old victim who has been shot, he was severely injured and was placed on a ventilator by the advanced life support paramedic at the scene.

Netcare 911 Spokesperson Nick Dollman said Netcare 911 paramedics were close by and were first to arrive on the scene within a short period of time.

robbery photoThe Netcare 911 air ambulance was called to the scene and landed in an open field at University Of Pretoria Mamelodi Campus. “The victim was airlifted to an awaiting specialised trauma centre in Johannesburg for further urgent care”, said Nick Dollman. Other ambulance, security services and SAPS attended the scene. “The paramedics told us about the shoot out and that one was critically injured and the other one died and they asked to use the space for the helicopter to land”, said one of the securities at the university. “The matter remains the subject of a police investigation.

By: Fortunate Machaba