EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 20 October 2017 FeaturedWritten by EldosFM News Desk
In our weekly news wrap for the week ending 20 October 2017 we look at the continued postponements in The Court Case of four-year-old murder victim Shaynice Talla; We also look at the ongoing Human Rights Commission Investigation & a Kliptown March Around the Issue of Housing; A man was taken into custody for the alleged rape of his girlfriend; Ennerdale hosts its annual Drug Awareness Rally and Johannesburg is warned of possible water restrictions. Read more details further below.
Four-year-old Shaynice Talla Court case postponed
The relative accused of murdering four-year-old Shaynice Talla appeared in the Lenasia Magistrates court yesterday. According to SAPS spokesperson Kay Makubela the accused is being charged with murder however, Talla’s autopsy results are still pending and he can therefore not say whether or not she was raped. The accused rejected the bail application and will be sent to Eldorado Park SAPS for an ID parade and more DNA tests. The court case has been postponed to the 20th October.
Investigations continue for Human Rights Commission
The final day of the investigative hearings hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission, which commenced on October 10th, came to an end yesterday at the City of Johannesburg’s Council Chambers in Braamfontein. The hearings were part of finding permanent solutions after recent protests in the Eldorado Park area, as well as recent disruptions to learning at Klipspruit West Secondary school which sparked allegations of excessive force used by police during protests, inequality, marginalization and racism. The hearings have had 4 successful
Greater Kliptown leadership organises a march around the issue of housing
The leadership of the great Kliptown area organised a march this morning to the Kliptown Police Station as well as the office of the premier. The aim of the march was to continue raising awareness around issues of housing in the area. Roads that were affected by this morning’s march include Klipspruit Valley road, as well as main road and Beacon road. Moreover, the march was said to have been peaceful as no incidences occurred.
Man taken into custody after raping his girlfriend
A twenty three year old male has been taken into custody after allegedly raping his girlfriend in Slovo Park on Saturday afternoon. Reports claim that the incident took place at the woman’s house around one pm, following her apparent refusal to be intimate with him. The suspect is imprisoned at the Eldorado Park holding cells and will be appearing in court soon. An investigation is on-going.
Ennerdale to host annual drug awareness rally
Every year, the Ennerdale group of Narcotics Anonymous, an NPO established in 1953, comes together to create a platform where individuals are able to share their experience of addiction and recovery for a day. In addition to the rallies, the NPO meet during week days to assist those with drug and alcohol related problems free of charge, and are self-supporting through their own contributions. This year's rally will take place November 11th at Mid-Ennerdale Primary School with registration starting at 8am, and the event beginning from 9am till 4pm. The event is free to members of the public and those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Joburgers warned to save water to avoid restrictions
Residents are urged to use water sparingly to avoid level two of the water restriction implementation according to Johannesburg water. Residents need to adopt a water saving culture even though there are fourteen dams supplying the city with water the dams are still above 70% full. The water restrictions were eliminated after the country suffered a long drought condition. Isaac Dhludhlu spokesperson for the Johannesburg water says that if the demand for the essential resource increases without an increase in the rainfall.
Suspect in 4-year-olds murder to appear in court today
After the relative accused of murdering four-year-old Shaynice Talla appeared in the Lenasia Magistrates court last Friday the case was postponed to today at 9. According to SAPS spokesperson Kay Makubela the accused is being charged with murder however, Talla’s autopsy results are still pending and he can therefore not say whether or not she was raped. The accused rejected the bail application and was sent to Eldorado Park SAPS for an ID parade and more DNA tests.
Shaynice Talla case postponed again.
The relative accused of murdering four-year-old Shaynice Talla appeared in the Lenasia Magistrates court today at 12pm.
The case was postponed to December 13th due to pending forensic results. The accused was not granted bail. The accused previously rejected the bail application and was sent to Eldorado Park SAPS for an ID parade and more DNA tests.
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