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11 - 18 July 2019

Inner-city Gazette

Model clinches Miss Joburg title

Miss Johannesburg Javani Rajoo

Carnival City - The Role Models Foundation hosted the Miss Johannesburg pageant at Carnival City Casino recently, won by 22-year-old model Javani Rajoo. She also won the Public Choice and Philanthropic Achievement award. “Entering Miss Johannesburg pageant gave me the platform to make my voice heard, and I was able to create awareness about issues we face in society.” Rajoo said the pageant is philanthropic and hosted by an NPO that hosts some philanthropic pageants with the aim of improving lives. “We spent months preparing for our main gala evening by approaching business houses to sponsor our various charity projects as well as a fundraising drive to collect food, clothes, stationery and toys to donate to these charities,” she said. There were two segments, one themed costumes where participants had to represent a country, and the other being evening wear. “I represented my motherland India as it represents who I am, colourful, vibrant and spicy. I will use my title to help others. I can be the change we need in the world, and I am excited to start assisting my charity projects,” she said.

Cops to escort EMS crews Johannesburg - Police will now escort ambulances and fire engines on night calls following a surge of attacks on emergency workers, city officials have announced. JMPD chief David Tembe said authorities were concerned with a spike in attacks on crews when responding to emergency calls, so police will escort emergency vehicles between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am in areas identified as hotspots. “These are interim measures, we can’t wait until all the bureaucratic hurdles have been dealt with while

Captain Kay Makhubele

to restore public confidence. “Crime could be reported anonymously if need be, by visiting a nearby police station or calling the Crime Stop Number 08600-10111,” Makhubele said.

Men found dead in bullet-riddled car Protea Glen - Two men were shot dead and another wounded in a car on Saturday morning, paramedics said. ER spokesman Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics found the car parked on the side of the road and riddled with bullet holes. “Three men were found inside the vehicle. Medics assessed them and found that two had sustained numerous gunshot wounds and


Emergency services personnel have been attacked by criminals in several instances recently.

Suspects found with lion, snake and crocodile skins Faraday - Two people were arrested at Faraday last Friday after they were found in possession of various illegal animal skins, according to police. Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said Environmental Affairs officials are working with police to protect animals from criminals. “Police followed up on information from community members about animal skins being sold in Faraday on Friday, and that the suspects kill animals and sell the skins at Faraday. Police recovered various animal skins, including that of lions, tigers, snakes, and crocodiles. Two suspects were arrested for possession of illegal animal skins. One of the suspects was also found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, Makhubele said. Makhubele added that Gauteng SAPS management had urged members of the public to continue coming forward to report crime as police continue to work hard


showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead. The third man, the driver, had sustained moderate injuries. He was treated for his injuries and transported to a nearby hospital by the provincial services,” Meiring said. Details surrounding the incident were not yet known, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations, Meiring said.

people are dying,” Tembe said. Three attacks were recorded last week, and 10 since the beginning of the year. Emergency services workers have been targets of violence and robbery in crime-ridden neighbourhoods, including the CBD and Alexandra. Tembe said two recent incidents took place in Cosmo City Extension 2, in Roodepoort and in Dobsonville, Soweto. “On June 27 EMS responded to a domestic incident in Dobsonville. While the medics were busy

treating the patient inside the ambulance, two gunmen opened the ambulance doors and robbed the crew off their belongings. On June 29 an ambulance was dispatched to an assault case in Cosmo City Extension 2, where medics found an adult male who had apparently been assaulted. Community members assaulted the crew and the patient.” Officials said they have identified areas to which police would escort medical staff; Alexandra, Joburg CBD, Cosmo City, Matholeville, Orange Farm and Doornfontein.

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