Pretoria man robbed while ‘police stood idly by’

The policemen did not help because the crime was not part of their division. A businessman has accused the police of standing idly by while he was being robbed in the north of Pretoria, Pretoria North Rekord reports. Louis Eloff said this happened during a protest. He sells and distributes paint across Pretoria. Eloff said he was on his way to make a delivery in Hammanskraal when he ran in to a group of protesters along Soutpan Road in Soshanguve. “About 100 people ran towards my van and stopped it. They took all the buckets of paint on the trailer and got away.” Eloff said the stock was worth more than R25 000. “Two policemen stood there and watched. When I approached them to ask for help, they said it was not their division.” He said he did not lay charges because this would be a waste of time. “Why would I do that when I know that there are thousands of murders, rapes and armed robberies on their books that will never be solved?” Soshanguve police …
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Msimanga leads crime clean-up campaign in Sunnyside

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga this morning led a crime clean-up campaign in Sunnyside alongside the Tshwane Metro police, emergency services and municipal water and electricity technicians. The raid meant to tackle drug dealings, illegal electricity and water connections, by-law enforcement and the reclaiming of the municipality's buildings. Msimanga pointed out several illegal power connections and meter tempering at Nuweveld building on Troy Street as he inspected the municipal flat. He said the building owed the City at least R2 million in rates alone and it was about time it complied. During the raid, Msimanga introduced himself to several tenants and asked to speak to caretakers of buildings. This he said was because the City was determined to eradicate all criminal activities in the city. The mayor also visited Nix Accommodation on Rissik Street near Unisa in Sunnyside to inspect the building for possible illegal connections. The metro police officers said …
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Burgemeester van Tshwane voor treurende families weggejaag

Solly Msimanga, burgemeester van Tshwane, moes Maandag uit Soshanguve, noord van Pretoria, vergesel word nadat gemeenskapslede hom verjaag het waar vyf kinders dood is toe ʼn paneel van ʼn munisipale ligmas losgekom het. Maroela Media het vroeër berig vyf kinders, tussen ses en 12 jaar oud, is dood toe hulle by Apollo-lig, net buite die Bopapes se huis, gespeel het. Die swaar metaalring wat die hoë lig ondersteun, het losgekom en vier kinders is op slag dood. Twee kinders is na ʼn hospitaal geneem, waar een van hulle by George Mukhari-hospitaal gesterf het. Een van die kinders is nie beseer nie. Twee van die kinders was nefies uit die Bopape-familie. Msimanga wou ʼn besoek aflê aan die treurende gesinne, het sy waarnemende woordvoerder, Lindela Mashigo, gesê. Toe Msimanga en ʼn span afgevaardigdes van die munisipaliteit egter Maandagoggend by Block X-gemeenskapsaal in Soshanguve opdaag, het lede van die plaaslike sakeforum hul “ongemak” uitgespreek met sy teenwoordigheid. “…
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Executive mayor of Tshwane nominates new police chief

Executive mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, has nominated a policewoman Johanna Nkomo for the position of chief of Tshwane Metro Police Department. Msimanga announced the nomination at Tshwane House ahead of the council sitting on Thursday. “I am glad to announce that the interview process has been concluded and we now have a nominee for the position of TMPD Police Chief. Msimanga hailed Nkomo as "someone with vast experience" within the policing environment. “The nominee is someone we strongly believe can fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position of Tshwane’s top cop and assist in bringing the change to Tshwane which we desire and making the city a safer place to live in,” said Msimanga. He said Nkomo would assist the City in keeping residents safe. "We look forward to working with Nkomo in engaging some of the more challenging issues that are before us and some of the most exciting things that the City is working on to bring to the people of Ts…
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‘Kaper’ in Pta doodgeskiet

Die polisie en paramedici op die toneel. Foto: Verskaf

ʼn Vermeende kaper is Vrydagmiddag deur ʼn beampte van die Tshwane-metropolisie in Pretoria doodgeskiet.

Nonhlanhla Mgiba, woordvoerder van die metropolisie, het gesê die voorval het omstreeks 13:30 in Hercules in die weste van Pretoria plaasgevind terwyl beamptes met ʼn roetine patrollie besig was.

“Beamptes het vier verdagtes in ʼn groen Toyota Corolla in die omgewing opgemerk. Beamptes van die dwelmeenheid het die voertuig voorgekeer met doel om die insittendes te ondervra en te deursoek,” het Mgiba gesê.

Volgens Mgiba het beamptes die voertuig genader, waarna een van die insittendes glo ʼn 9 mm-pistool probeer hanteer het. “Dit het een van die beamptes genoop om die verdagte uit selfverdediging te skiet.”

Die verdagte is deur paramedici van Best Care-ambulansdienste op die toneel dood verklaar. Xander Loubser, woordvoerder, het gesê die man, in sy laat 20’s, was r…

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