Warring Mamelodi communities meet to end violence

Pretoria – A meeting was held between the warring communities of Mahube Valley extension one and their next door neighbours, an informal settlement called Mountain View in a bid to end the violence between them. The meeting was led by the City of Tshwane. Last week, battles erupted between the two communities. The violence, which started on Wednesday evening and continued into Thursday, saw several houses and more than 50 shacks petrol bombed. Clashes broke out after a substation was damaged, allegedly caused by illegal electricity connections by residents of the informal settlement. Many families from both communities were left destitute and their belongings destroyed in the fires. MMC for Housing and Human Settlements Mandla Nkomo said the first official meeting with affected residents was held to find a solution to end the violence and find mutual agreement for the impasse faced by the two clashing communities. "As fellow human beings, we cannot be happy th…
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