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Mamelodi west, A5 police visited Vlakfontein Secondary School to address the student leaders concerning the memorandum that the students handed in to the police on Monday May 29. This happened after Phineas Mampane murdered his wife 2 weeks ago leading to students peaceful march against women and children abuse. The memorandum was concerning students complains that needed the police’s attention. Issues involving murder and security around the schools was part of their complains stated on the memorandum. “Police address school delegation yesterday and it was clarifies to them that the murder suspect is not released but still in custody”, said the Mamelodi police spokesperson captain Johannes Mahlahlane Maheso. Students expect Pheneas Mampane to remain in custody although they say they are still not satisfied with the judgement until the suspect is sentenced. The police said they are going to work hand in hand with the students to improve the security issues around the schools.

By: Fortunate Machaba

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Mamelodi Concerned Mothers marched this morning in Mamelodi West, A5 area in protest against the killing of women. Vlakfontein students joined the march from outside A5 police station to Maseko garage where they were addressed by the coordinator. The march took place after Phineas Mampane, who killed his girlfriend Lindiwe last week appeared in court this Monday. Phineas Mampane didn’t get bail and his case was postponed until July 21st. The ANC members, ANCYL, ANCW, EFF and COSAS were part of the march. “We were marching in court to combat crime rate of killing women is high, police must participate and listen to our complains, we are not saying they should arrest but they should combat crime”, said the Mamelodi concerned mother coordinator, Pretty Pimblett. The concerned mother of Mamelodi demonstrated the march with Phokoane Funeral Service hearse. After the march the students together with the concerned mothers gathered for updates for their next march that is going to be held on July 21. “We are expecting changes after the march, I want to see this man down or being killed because he killed someone”, said the student. Pheneas life seems to be in danger because the community doesn’t wish to see him free. Community members said if they see him they will hang him. ” This man should hanged because he’s ruining our reputation as men, now we are seen as murders in the eyes of the community”. According to the Law provided by an attorney who wish to remain unnamed, the state will have to enlighten the court if the investigations are complete. If not, it will have to be postponed for further investigations. If the investigators have completed then they will postpone for a disclosure to allow the accused to prepare a defense.

By: Fortunate Machaba

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A 27 year’s old suspect has been arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle in Mamelodi East yesterday. Police spokesperson, Captain Michael Mbewe said that a Datsun Laurel believed to have been stolen in Limpopo earlier this month and brought to Mamelodi East. The police launched immediate patrols in Mamelodi East Extension 11 after receiving an alert “tip-off” from the community members. After the arrest, Mamelodi East acting station commander, Colonel Charles Matji extended his gratitude to the community of Mamelodi East for assisting the police. The suspect is detained in Mamelodi East, facing charges of possession of stolen vehicle and will appear soon in Mamelodi court.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Students March Against Women And Child Abuse

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Vlakfontein students during march

Students from Vlakfontein Secondary School had a march yesterday morning against women and child abuse. The march took place after a man killed a women in front of their 2 children on Monday. The woman was working at Vlakfontein secondary school as one of the CPF’s. Eye witness said that the man came to take the women at school and took her to their room where she was killed. It is believed that the women was stabbed to death since the police found a knife covered with blood. The man is currently in custody and going to appear in court this Friday. The women opened  a case of sexual assault against the man before. “We are not satisfied about the decision that the police took and also not happy about what has happened to this women”, said Chairman of Vlakfontein leadership Tshepo Lekalakala.

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Students post written Stop women and child abuse; Away with killing of our parents away!

“we feel like the police are failing to protect us hence we had a peaceful march against women and child abuse”, said Amogelang Bogoshi, deputy chairman of Vlakfontein leadership. Vlakfontein charman and deputy chairman delivered a memorandum of their concerns and issues they face as students and leaders to the police commander at Mamelodi West, A5 police station yesterday morning. The police commander said they will take care of the issues rose by students and go back to school to address the leaders. “We have received the memorandum and we are still waiting for the date from the principal so we address the leadership students who was leading the delegation”, said Brigadier Tshayana, station commander. The commander said captain Mahwibila together with sector manager Lt Col Tshishonga will go to school to address the student leaders.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Attack Over Girl Leads To Young Man’s Death

Young man on his early 20’s allegedly died because of a fight about a girl. The incident happened on Saturday midnight in Mamelodi East Extension 5. The eye witness said the victim was assaulted before he was beaten to death. “The guy who was beaten up on the street in front of my house . After midnight on Saturday died from his injuries and even more shocking is that its someone I know and went to school with”, said the witness who wish to remain unnamed. The family reported a case of murder at Mamelodi East police station on Wednesday morning. It is not yet know what lead to the fight. One of the family member said the funeral will take place this Sunday. The police are still investigating the cause of his death. No arrest has yet been made.

 

By: Fortunate Machaba

Scams These Days Are Unimaginable!

I’m working at the restaurant in Pretoria as a waitress. Yesterday when I was serving customers, a guy and a lady walked in the restaurant, placed their order and grabbed a seat. As I kept my eye on them the guy kept on going outside to answer the phone. Fifteen minutes later the lady came to us to ask if we saw the guy. My colleague and I said he went outside to take a call and we ask if she knew him since we thought they were a couple. The lady said the guy was a stranger and borrowed her phone and ran away with it. We called the manager to talk to her and we found out that it was a scam that the manger was aware of. The girl said she was going to Spar for her shopping and met this guy. The guy asked her to join him for lunch and she was interested in joining him. The guy borrowed the girls phone and it never came back. He was pretending to phone someone and this it’s just a scam. Apparently this guy is how he steal phones from people, said the manager. Be aware of people borrowing cellphones. It’s a shame because we can’t trust anyone this days even when you meet someone who’s in need you will just never know. Ladies be careful of these young men who pretends to be your date and steal your belongings especially cellphones. Who knows is not only men but women as well. Never hand in your cellphone to a stranger you won’t get it back scams are just beyond how we imagined them. I never took scams seriously until I read them on google after I got an email from a stranger asking me to help them get money out, it was something to do with money trapped in the bank and I had to help them by using my bank details since there was something wrong with theirs. I guess they think I was stupid enough to buy their story and I never did. I was lucky enough to ask my dad about it before I replied to the email and he told me that it was a scam. So be careful out there because I believe you will one day meet such people. Don’t let it happen to you. 🙂 Cheers!

Early “Xenophobic” Strike in Mamelodi East

 

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Mamelodi East Residents had a strike last night near Mahube BP garage. They burned tyres and blocked the four-way junction with rocks and burned tyres. Taxis and cars were not allowed to pass through. Taxi drivers who were trying to force their way through were threatened that their taxis would be smashed so they were forced to use alternative roads.  It was not clear what caused the strike. Some witnesses said the strike was for service development in Phomolong and others said it was an early strike for xenophobic attacks that will commence this Friday.

 

 

 

img-20170220-wa0001The police attended the scene and dispersed the crowd peacefully. Rocks were removed from the road for the taxis and cars to pass through.

“We are going to unblock the road and disperse the crowd for now and we will later come back to patrol around the area to make sure nothing is happening, said one police officer”. Pakistani tuck shops were shut early last night due to the strike. According to the community members’ foreigners are no longer wanted in the community.

 

 

 

By: Fortunate Machaba