EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 16 August 2019
Written by EldosFM News Desk on August 17, 2019
Making News Headlines on EldosFM over the week gone by: A Klipspruit West family is looking for their missing relative; Police following up on Lapland shootings tip-off; Eldos Backyard Dwellers Left Homeless After Fire; Police Break Up Looting of Foreigner’s Shops in Soweto and Bheki Cele to Host imbizo in Eldorado Park & also plans to set up a special cases unit. For all of those details, more stories and images, check out our Weekly News Wrap below.
12 AUGUST 2019
Klipspruit West family is looking for missing relative
A family from Klipspruit West seeks the help of the community to find 41-year-old Reagan Killarney, known as Gonie who has been missing since July the 29th. It is believed that Gonie suffers from a mental condition and was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit pants, red long-sleeved t-shirt, a green takkie on one foot and a shoe, without a lace, on the other foot. His family says that he normally wanders around alone during the day collecting scrap and other items and would return home every afternoon around 5 o clock. Anyone with information about Gonie’s disappearance can call his brother Mitch on 074 742 8323.
13 AUGUST 2019
Police receive tip off after Lapland shootings
According to a statement by Kliptown Police a man was shot and killed while another was seriously injured in two separate incidents at The informal settlement known as Lapland over the long weekend. Police received a call on Saturday from a community member from Union road in connection with shots that were fired in the area. Police Spokesperson Hitler Ngwenya said the victim was shot in the upper body and killed during a robbery gone wrong. Ngwenya said police received another call about a shooting in the area On Sunday where a 20-year-old man was injured. Paramedics stabilized the victim on the scene and rushed him to Hospital.
Klipspruit West family still looking for missing relative
A family from Klipspruit West are still asking for the help of the community to find 41-year-old Reagan Killarney, known as Gonie who has been missing since July the 27th. It is believed that Gonie suffers from a mental condition and was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit pants, red long-sleeved t-shirt, a green takkie on one foot and a shoe without a lace on the other foot. His family says that he normally wanders around alone during the day collecting scrap and other items and would return later in the afternoon. Anyone with information about Gonie’s disappearance can call his brother Mitch on 074 742 8323 or The Kliptown Police station 011 945 5924
15 AUGUST 2019
Police Minister Bheki Cele To host Imbizo in Eldorado Park
Police Minister Bheki Cele will host an Imbizo with community members of Eldorado Park at the Faith Temple in Extension 5 circle road at 12 o’clock today. The Imbizo comes after community members asked for help with the high level of criminal activity and shooting incidents in the area.
Police restore order after Shops looted in Soweto
Police confirmed last night that stores had been looted in various parts of Soweto. Areas where looting occurred include Dobsonville, Moletsane, Orlando, Zola, Rockville, Emndeni, Meadowlands, Zondi and White City. It’s still unclear what sparked the violence, but some residents believe the looting was a reaction to the police raids on informal dealers in Johannesburg’s city center last week. Foreign shop owners evacuated their stores after the looting and stored their supplies in safe places.
Eldorado Park Backyard dwellers left homeless after fire
A Backyard dwellers shack in Extension 4, Eldorado park was raised to the ground this morning after a fire broke out at around seven o’clock. A fire engine was deployed to the corner of Barrydale and Faurie Street a few minutes later and the fire was brought under control. Paramedics treated the shacks inhabitants on the scene, and no one was seriously injured during the incident. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
16 AUGUST 2019
Bheki Cele Plans to set up a clinic for pending cases
During yesterday’s Imbizo, police Minister Bheki Cele said he plans to set up a Clinic for pending cases, following a cry from the community of Eldorado Park. Minister Cele was part of a panel consisting of the MEC for community safety in Gauteng Faith Mazibuko, Gauteng Police Chief Lieutenant General Alias Mawela, as well as National Police Chief General Khethla Sithole. The panel listened for hours to heart-stirring stories about drugs, rape, corruption and violence against residents.
Minister says police should protect and serve
Police Minister Bheki Cele said it was the police’s responsibility to protect every person in the country. This includes foreign nationals, who may be illegal in the country. Cele responded to several incidents on Wednesday evening in which foreign stores were looted in Soweto. Cele says the country’s laws must be complied with and that the victims are legal in the country. He said the police have arrested seven of the attackers and more will follow.