EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 10 August 2018 FeaturedWritten by EldosFM News Desk
In our wrap of the past week's news: Fire destroys 8 buses at the Eldorado Park Metro Bus Depot; The search for a 2 year-old who drowned in Kliptown continued during the week; Arrests in Eldos for Armed Robbery & Possession of Illegal Firearms; Metrorail Services Suspended and Two Lenasia Secondary learners suspended after video shows teacher being assaulted. See all the details & images in our Weekly News Wrap below.
06 August 2018
Search for 2 year-old who drowned in Kliptown continues
The Johannesburg Emergency Management services has said that they will be continuing their search today, for a 2-year-old boy who drowned in the Klip Valley river stream in Kliptown whilst playing with one of his friends at around Midday, last Friday. EMS spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi urged parents and adults to pay attention to children who play near the river streams, as this could prevent incidents like this one from occurring again.
Eldorado Park bus depot up in flames
An alleged veld fire believed to have started earlier this morning has spread to a bus depot on the Main road in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg. Approximately 8 buses have caught fire, with no casualties reported. Police water tankers are on the scene trying to assist, and the fire brigade is believed to be on its way. Stay tuned to Eldosfm for more details.
Metro bus depot receives an untimely response from the fire brigade
An alleged veld fire believed to have started earlier this morning in Eldorado Park, in the south of Johannesburg, spread to the Metro bus depot on the Main road, leaving an apparent 8 buses burnt. No casualties reported.
07 August 2018
Search for 2 year-old who drowned in Kliptown continues
The Johannesburg Emergency Management services has said that they will be continuing their search from 9 o clock, for a 2-year-old boy who drowned in the Klip Valley river stream in Kliptown whilst playing with one of his friends at around Midday, last Friday. The search will be from where he drowned up to the N12 Bridge next to Klipspruit West Cemetary. EMS spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi urged parents and adults to pay attention to children who play near the river streams, as this could prevent incidents like this one from occurring again.
Investigation launched into the burning of 8 metro buses in Eldorado Park
Metro Bus Manager Lutendo Masikhwa has confirmed that an investigation has been launched into the burning of 8 buses at the Metro Bus Depot in Eldorado Park. Although it is still unclear what started the fire at approximately 10am yesterday morning, there is suspicion of the fire having been ignited by a veld fire. According to an eye witness, a call was logged with the fire brigade, to no avail. However, a fire truck from Orange Farm was dispatched to the scene. No injuries have been reported.
08 August 2018
Eldos SAPS successes includes the arrest of 24-year-old robbery suspect
In a weekly statement released by the Eldorado Park SAPS, a 24-year-old male suspect was arrested and taken into police custody for robbery with a firearm. It is alleged that the victim was walking along Branberg Street in Eldorado Park Ext 2 when he got robbed of his lumber jacket and a Samsung cell phone worth R2000.
There was however an eye witness, that was able to point one suspect out, and the suspect was arrested, with the other still at large.
10 August 2018
2 arrested in Eldorado Park for unlicensed firearms
According to a statement released by the Soweto East Policing Cluster, 2 suspects in Eldorado Park were arrested this past Wednesday for the possession of an unlicensed firearm as well as items believed to have been stolen during a house breaking. Soweto East Cluster's communication officer, Capt. Hitler Ngwenya, the 2 suspects were occupants in a suspicious looking vehicle which had been spotted by police who were patrolling around Kremetart street ext. 3 Eldorado Park. The suspects will be appearing in court soon.
Metrorail Services suspended in Soweto and Johannesburg
Metrorail has suspended trains between Naledi, Soweto and Johannesburg earlier this morning after commuters allegedly damaged 15 train carriages. Metrorail Gauteng Spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said train services have running between Naledi and Johannesburg has been disrupted this morning due to overhead power wires stolen at Inhlanzane. As a result, trains cannot move until technicians isolate the affected area. It is believed that angry commuters have reportedly damaged 15 personal cars of train crew at the depot and Metrorail access gates at Naledi station.
Lenasia Secondary learners suspended after assaulting a teacher
Two Lenasia Secondary School pupils have been suspended after a video of one of them assaulting a teacher circulated on social media. In the video one learner is seen touching the teacher’s buttocks while others laugh. The Gauteng Department of Education confirmed the incident and MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited the school earlier this week, and conveyed his anger about the incident to the school management. The Department of Education’s spokesperson says the department strongly condemns any form of misconduct in schools and cases reported are prioritised and swiftly dealt with. Learners are urged to abide by the school code of conduct and desist from any acts of wrongdoing.
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