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Over 500 migrants arrested in Joburg More than 560 “undocumented foreign nationals” were arrested on Wednesday last week after a second police raid in the Johannesburg CBD. The raid came less than a week after police officers were chased out of the area by shop owners after they tried to confiscate counterfeit goods. Police vehicles were pelted with stones and officers were forced to flee from the scene. Three police vehicles were damaged. The raids led to several building and road closures as 1,500 police officers searched for counterfeit goods and illegal items. A large number of counterfeit goods, including clothing and sneakers from various buildings, as well as a number of unlicensed firearms, were confiscated. The African Diaspora Forum said it would assist those who they said were unlawfully arrested. Chairperson Vusumuzi Sibanda said that the forum was told that migrants were made to sign a paper stating that they attacked police and that despite many
of them being in possession of identity documentation, they were still arrested for not allegedly having documentation on them. Many of those who led the revolt against law enforcement appeared before the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The court ruled that 360 undocumented foreign nationals, who failed to prove they are in the country legally, will be deported within the next 30 days. The court noted that the foreign nationals scheduled for deportation will, in the meantime, be moved to the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp, where they will be processed and kept until they are removed from South Africa. It is believed that the number of detained foreign nationals was much higher than the 360 that appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. It turns out that some were released after they were able to present official documents from the Department of Home
Affairs that authorise their stay in the country. It is not clear, at this stage, whether those who have been released are still facing charges related to the sale of counterfeit goods. The unfortunate bunch, however, have failed to present proof of their authorisation to live and trade in South
Africa. Supporters accused the South African government of denying fellow Africans the right to enjoy the freedoms of the country, a gesture that was not exercised by countries like Ghana and Ethiopia when struggle icons were exiled during Apartheid.
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Please help find 41 year old Thabo Chuene who is mentally disabled from Thokoza. He was last seen on the 8th of August 2019. He was last seen around Brackenhurst, Alberton. He was wearing a grey tracksuit pants and navy blue top. Anyone who might have seen him can contact his sister on: 0738623809
5. Children above the age of 3 pay 6. If you don’t know where you’re going, tell the driver before he leaves the rank and sit next to him to remind him. 7. Don’t eat in the taxi (this one is flexible and depends on the driver) 8. If a male and female are sitting in the front seat, the female should always take the seat between the driver and the male passenger. 9. People with luggage or groceries sit in the seat immediately behind the driver. The rules of a taxi are unspoken and 10. Do not choose taxis – this will cause unwritten. Nobody knows who came up an irreparable rift between you and taxi with them, but heaven help you if you drivers don’t adhere to them.
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Katlehong imbizo aims to combat crime Katlehong Police, Community Police Forum, Social Crime Prevention, Youth Crime Prevention Desk, Sector managers, Detectives, Senior Officers, and Sector 3 Community members at large were embarked on Crime Combating meeting on Wednesday, 7 August at 16:30. “Different crimes were presented to the communities and some questions were asked and answered by the Police Officers. Communities were positive and happy to listen to the crime concerns
Money Dropping Scam Resurfaces In Vosloorus indications that the money dropping scam is back again in Vosloorus. “Please, we are discouraging people from withdrawing large sums of money rather make use of electronic transfers and request their employees to open bank accounts.” “Be alert and conscious of your surroundings when withdrawing money. Avoid being caught in “money dropping” scams as the victim will always be on the losing end,” advised Capt Rossouw.
1. Do not bang the taxi door (there’s a sticker for this) 2. Don’t sit in the front seat if you can’t count money 3. On rainy days, windows will not be opened (If it’s stuffy, suffer in silence) 4. Women with babies do not sit in the backseat or the front seat
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around their area. The communities promised to work with Police to fight crime,” said Capt Mega Ndobe. The community also questioned the police about pending cases and provided their case numbers. Police have promised to look into the matter and feedback will be given telephonically. Acting Station Commander Colonel Gxaza was also happy to talk to the community and welcomed every question they were asking.
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The Vosloorus SAPS has previously experienced many cases of “Money Dropping” scams and bank following cases. “The SAPS together with Vosloorus CPF, SABRIC and the local media, have hosted numerous projects to inform and educate the community about the problem and money scams,” said Capt Piet Rossouw. According to Capt Rossouw there are
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Banyana successfully defend COSAFA Women’s Championship
South Africa have been crowned champions of the 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Zambia in the final at a full Wolfson Stadium in Nelson Mandela Bay on Sunday (11 August). It is the third year in a row that the South Africans have claimed the regional title and is their sixth in all from the seven previous championships played as they showcased their quality fresh from an appearance at the FIFA Women’s World
Cup in France. The only goal of the game was scored midway through the first half as Tiisetso Makhubela netted with a fierce shot into the roof of the net after Zambia goalkeeper Hazel Nali had spilled a routine catch.The home side, roared on by the capacity crowd, continued to create most of the chances, but both goalkeepers made excellent saves to keep their sides in the game. It is still a best-ever performance by Zambia in the COSAFA Women’s Championship as they
earned a silver medal, to go with three previous bronzes. There will be much to build on for them as they now look ahead to an Olympic Games qualifier against Zimbabwe at the end of this month. Zambia’s Rachael Nachula picked up the Golden Boot award in the competition for her 10 goals, while South African goalkeeper Andile Dlamini won the Golden Glove for her excellent displays. Hellen Mubanga from Zambia was named the Player of the Tournament as her strong showings took the Shepolopolo to the brink of a maiden title. The next COSAFA events will be staged next month as the Women’s Under-17 Championship is played in Mauritius from 13 – 22 September. That will be followed shortly afterwards by the Boys Under-17 Championship in Malawi from 26 September to 5 October. The final event in a busy year that sees COSAFA host six tournaments in all will be the Men’s Under-20 Championship in Zambia from 4-15 December.
Kgaswane Mountain Bike race a massive success
The annual RCC Kgaswane mountain bike race saw scores of cyclists make their way to Excalibur Boutique Hotel in Rustenburg to compete in either the 50km, 35km or 10km categories. Pieter du Toit was crowned champion of the gruelling but fun 50km race while defending champion Shaun Nick Bester had to settle for third. RCC members did themselves and their club proud by taking part and doing very well. “We would like to thank all the sponsors for making the day a massive success,” said Gregg Taylor, RCC chairperson.
Bmw club donates handsomely to the community On the Saturday, 10 August, the BMW Kathorus Club hosted a charity run at Break Through Centre in Katlehong, Shongweni Section. The event comprised of an interactive program that included speeches, drama and other activities. One of the heartwarming speeches was given by one of the beneficiaries of the centre. She spoke on how the centre has been of assistance to her and her family and the positive impact it has made on their lives. BMW Kathorus Club made donations of personal care items on that day which included: Sanitary Pads, Toothpaste and Bath Soap among other products. Mr. Raheim Mdaka (Chairman BMW Kathorus Club) delivered a speech at the event emphasizing the Club’s mandate which is giving back to the community.
The Club was formed in November 2017 and has continuously made donations to different local charities on a monthly basis. “On behalf of the Founder, Zodwa Latola, the board members, and the beneficiaries of Break Through Centre for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children, we are grateful for the personal care items we received. All items are of great use to the centre.” said Pastor Tshepi Motloung who is one of the board members at the centre. She also released a blessing upon the Chairman and the Members of the BMW Kathorus Club for their sacrificial giving to charity organizations. The Club hosts such charity runs on a monthly basis and is always looking to give back to the community by assisting various charity organizations.
For more information about the club and donations please contact
Rahiem Mdaka (Club Chairman) on 0836692016.
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