EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 3 November 2018 FeaturedWritten by EldosFM News Desk
Among our top stories for the week gone by: False SASSA Message is a Scam; A Peaceful Service Delivery Protest took place in Ennerdale; A new Water Safety Campaign was launched in Eldos; Damaged Sewerage Pipes in Eldos still Not Fixed After Two Years Poses health Risk & Liyaqat Akheem Mentoor’s accused murder suspect Onke Mashin appeared in court again. All those details and more news stories with images are in this week's EldosFM News Wrap below.
Emergency Management Services launches Water Safety Campaign in Eldos
Emergency Management Services launched a water safety campaign in Eldorado Park at the extension 4 public swimming pools this past Monday the 29th October 2018 in an attempt curb drowning incident in the City of Johannesburg. Residents will have the opportunity to learn about various water safety related issues, as well as how to swim.
Ennerdale community embarks on a peaceful service delivery protest
Community members from Ennerdale and surrounding areas embarked on a service delivery March on Monday, expressing that they have been marginalized for over 30 years. The march was one of a peaceful nature, with police presence still visible. Upon arrival, EldosFM spoke to community leader Marge Cass who explained that it was a peaceful march asking development within the community.
Activate change drivers share study opportunities
Activate change drivers, an organisation that educates young people on the little pieces of Politics, and how their economy operates, together with the City of Johannesburg and other organisations, were at the Don-Mateman hall in extension 5 on Monday to foster collaboration, and to share Active study opportunities with young people.
Gauteng Human Settlement Department still not addressing two-year issue
Ward 17 Councillor Peter Rafferty has called on the MEC of the Human Settlements Dikgang Moiloa, to urgently address the issue of damaged sewerage pipes in Eldorado Park, as the Elderly and children’s health depend on it. According to his statement, the councillor made it clear that he tried many times to get MEC Moiloa, to get work done on the replacement of the pipes, which continues to burst every now and again. Despite it being wrong for the councillor to get criticised for his contractor’s wrongdoings, it is unfair for the residents of the area to live with the unbearable smell, as the Human Settlement departments, fail to address the issue.
False SASSA message doing the rounds
With the festive season just a peak away, some people come up with scams and rob the poor, just as a ‘SASSA message’, that calls on people to submit money, and fill in forms to get a grocery grant. Tuesday, Ward 17 Councillor, Peter Rafferty, released a statement confirming that the message, which promises to pay unemployed people a grant of R2 200, is a false claim. The Councillor went on to urge all residents to be aware of this scam, and not toss any money towards it.
Liyaqat Akheem Mentoor’s accused murder suspect Onke Mashin appears in court
The suspect accused of child neglect, murder, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice Onke Mashinini, in the case of missing 4-year-old Liyaqat Akheem Mentoor, will for the last time appear before the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court November 29th to find out when his case will be transferred to the high court. The 4-year-old went missing on March 16th of this year and was last seen outside his grandmother's home in Roodekrans, in the Roodepoort area with the accused.
SAPS honoured in Kliptown for their service
On Thursday the South African police services’ Soweto West Cluster held a Medal Parade at the Walter Sisulu square in Kliptown to honour the police for their service. About 50 police were honoured with medals for serving the police force and spectators were entertained by the police’s brass band. The parade started with a prayer, followed by the Keynote speech from General Rampota who expressed her gratitude to her fellow police officers for their dedication.
And Institute of Sustainable Risk Management presents an Open day
The Institute for sustainable Risk Management, will be having an open day for all youth interested in Scholarships in accredited Project Management, IT, and Call Centre courses, today at 14 Industrial Crescent Ext 5.
City of Johannesburg Fire-Fighters to pay tribute to their colleagues in Old Mutual Soweto Marathon
Three City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services Fire-Fighters will run the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon in their Bunker Gears to pay tribute to their colleagues who lost their lives in the line of duty at the Bank of Lisbon Building on the 05 September 2018. Fire-Fighters Siphiwe Moropane, Mduduzi Ndlovu and Khathutshelo Muedi lost their lives while attending to a fire incident in the Inner-city, which also left eight of their colleagues injured of which two of them are still in Millpark hospital recovering from injuries sustained during the fire incident. Nhlakanipho Khoza, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Nkosi Mzolo will be kitted in full Fire Fighting gear when they take on the 42.2km marathon, which starts and finishes at Soweto iconic FNB Stadium on Sunday, November 4th.
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