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EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 19 April 2019 Featured

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Protesters arrested amid housing protest & learning screeching to a halt at schools during shutdown while in an unrelated incident a parent was shot outside a Coronationville school are some of our headlines in our News Wrap for the week ending 19 April 2019. Read all the details further below.


15 April 2019
Freedom park residents go back on their word of a peaceful protest
Freedom park residents are turning away motorists amid demonstrations, despite vowing to protest peacefully and not harm motorists. Residents are demanding better housing and say they will not vote at the upcoming elections until they are able to relocate to southern farm, an area adjacent to Freedom Park

 


Local ward councillor Danny Netnou among those arrested amid the Oakdale shutdown protest in Ennerdale
Ennerdale residents have deemed the actions of police as police brutality, after officials fired rubber bullets and used stun grenades to disperse protestors. Earlier today, community members took to James Street at the entrance of the area to demonstrate as residents claim there has been no development at Oakdale Secondary School. Despite residents’ concerns around the school, a classroom was set a light at the school earlier today. 5 arrests have been made, and EldosFM spoke to an eye witness who says local ward councillor Danny Netnou and Chairperson of the Ennerdale Shut Down Coordinating Committee Ranley Delpoort are among those who have been arrested.

 

 


5 people arrested for public violence in Ennerdale
Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela says five people have been arrested for public violence in Ennerdale earlier morning. This after community members took to the street claiming there has been no development at Oakdale secondary school. Makhubela continues to say that they opened a case of malicious damage to property after a mobile classroom was burnt at Oakdale Secondary School. It is believed that local ward councillor Danny Netnou and Chairperson of the Ennerdale Shut Down Coordinating Committee Ranley Delpoort are among those who have been arrested. EldosFM spoke to an eye witness who says, a counter case of assault has also been opened against police.

 


Eldos hosts Open and Under-17 Top 16 Ou Park Community Games
The final draw date for the Open and Under-17 Top 16 Ou Park Community Games has been set for this Wednesday April 17th.
The games which are set to run right through the upcoming Easter weekend, come with the aim of reviving the spirit of sports in the community, and making Eldos great again.
The tournament is made possible by the Middas Football Academy, together with other organizations, with a grand prize of R20 000.

 

 


MEC Panyaza Lesufi lambasts the closing of Oakdale
Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi condemns the closing down of Oakdale Secondary School in Ennerdale south of Johannesburg by the community and the SGB, community remains adamant that lack of maintenance at the school makes it unsafe. It is believed that the department assessed the damage caused by the storm in the area and in the process, it was discovered that the school needed major rehabilitation. The Department is currently finalising the process of appointing a service provider to address the general building work related to the storm damages. MEC says the department will send a correspondence to the SGB members which seeks to find reasons why should they be not disbanded.

 

 


16 April 2019
Service Delivery Unrest continues
With Similar Service Delivery protests demonstrated yesterday in the Ennerdale and freedom park communities related to different service delivery concerns eye witness reports confirm rocks on the road this morning at corner golden highway and main road in Eldorado Park. The Johannesburg executive Mayor Herman Mashaba accuses President Cyril Ramaphosa and Gauteng Premier David Makhura of using the disruption in Alexandra to further their own political agenda and also accuses Ramaphosa of making residents of Alexandra false promises by saying ANC government will deliver 1 million houses over the next five years. These remarks were made after being overpowered by residents yesterday when he tried addressing them. They are angry at the lack of development in the township as well as housing issues and crime community expressed. Mashaba says he is disappointed that the planned meeting was hijacked by ANC supporters who refused to let him address the community of Alexandra regarding important service delivery issues.

 

 


Parent shot outside school
It has been reported that a parent was shot outside a school in Johannesburg yesterday afternoon. Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi broke the news on Twitter yesterday, saying that a man was shot dead outside a primary school while collecting child, but did not provide more information. According to police, the 37-year-old man was shot several times in his upper body. Crime Air Network states that the shooting happened at Bernard Isaacs Primary School in Coronationville. A case of attempted murder has been opened.

 

 


Ennerdale arrested protesters to appear in court
Following a service delivery protest yesterday, the five people who have been apprehended for public violence in Ennerdale will appear in the Protea Magistrates Court. The community states that approximately ten people were injured after police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters. The residents are demanding urgent intervention at Oakdale Secondary due to poor school infrastructure. Ragmat Bantom, a parent and SGB member at the Oakdale Secondary School says that they are demanding to speak to a government official today.

 

 

Classes resumes at Freedom Park Secondary School
After Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi threatened to shut down Freedom Park Secondary School in Soweto, Classes resumed yesterday. On Friday Lesufi visited the school and promised to shut it down if normal schooling did not resume. Four people were arrested last week this after they attacked police who were conducting a search for weapons and drugs. National police spokesperson Col Brenda Muridili states that three 15-year-old pupils were detained for public violence and a 20-year-old pupil was arrested for possession of dagga and a dangerous weapon. Provincial department of education spokesperson Steve Mabona states that on Friday teachers had reported to the district office and some pupils insisted on going to court to support their arrested classmates.

 

 


Reminder of voting stations for Ward 17
With 21 days left to for the national and provincial elections South African Citizens can still go to www.elections.org to check their registration status. Closer to home ward 17 councillor Peter Rafferty has notified local residents of their nearby voting stations.

 


17 April 2019
SAPS monitor protest action in townships
Although Fine Town residents yesterday continued with the service delivery protest calm has been restored in many other communities which rook to the streets in protest. Following numerous protest action outbreaks prior to the much-anticipated IEC elections set to take place on May 8th police officials have been deployed to monitor townships who participated in the protests.

 

Deadline set for learning and teaching to resume at Oakdale Secondary
Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says that the department has noticed with dissatisfaction that teaching and learning is not taking place at Oakdale Secondary School. In a statement released by the department, the Ennerdale community has until Tuesday April twenty third to allow teaching and learning to resume.

 

18 April 2019
Oakdale Secondary teaching and learning still at a halt
Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says that the department has noticed with dissatisfaction that teaching and learning is not taking place at Oakdale Secondary School. In a statement released by the department, the Ennerdale community has until Tuesday April twenty third to allow teaching and learning to resume.

 


The Ou Park’s Community Games underway- Tomorrow
Tomorrow April 19th, marks the kick off of the Open and Under-17 Top 16 Ou Park Community Games, which is set to run right through the Easter weekend.
The tournament which is made possible by the Middas Football Academy, together with Eldos FM and Make Eldos Great Again, with a grand prize of R20 000, comes with the aim of reviving the spirit of sports in the community, and making Eldos great again.

 


COJ Mayor expected to launch electrification of an informal settlement
On April twenty third COJ executive Mayor Herman Mashaba and Councillor Nico de Jager is expected to launch the start the electrification of Heavenly Valley an informal settlement in the vicinity of Klipspruit. The City will commence with the six point five-million-rand electrification of over fifty residences in the community. The project is inclusive of the installation of public lights. The electrification will commence at 10 am at Heavenly Valley, Calendula road Klipspruit west.

 

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