EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 5 October 2018 FeaturedWritten by EldosFM News Desk
The Gauteng Total Shutdown coordinating committee are demanding sustainable long-term solutions for problems faced by Coloured communities; Silver Oaks Drum Majorettes Scores Big; Mob justice in Lens results in the death of a teenager; Eldos Residents urged to Not Buy Stolen Goods & The Body of a Newborn forund in Eldos Ext4. Those are some of our Top Stories in this week's News Wrap. For more details and images, continue reading further below.
01 October 2018
Silver Oaks Drum Majorettes march to the beat of victory
The Silver Oaks Drum Majorettes prepare for their next Parade League competition that’s scheduled for October 13th, after taking first place, in all categories, at the Football club stadium, in Florida this past Saturday. Despite this past weekend’s competition being their first ever, the team was crowned the major winners, and has now decided to grow by recruiting more girls.
02 October 2018
Lenasia South mob justice results in death of a teenager
A case of murder and an assault case with intent to cause grievous bodily harm is being investigated by police following the death of a 17-year-old boy. It is believed a 19-year-old also sustained injuries amid the alleged assault by community members from Lenasia south last Wednesday. Police state a 12-year-old boy was walking home alone when 2 young men followed him. The boy then fled and informed community members, who then went in search of the 2 men. After catching up to them in an open veld, community members apparently assaulted the 2. Upon arrival, one of the assault victims had already succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead, says police.
Residents urged to stop buying stolen property or risk spending time in jail
Ward 17 councillor, Peter Refferty, has called on the Community of Eldorado Park, and surrounding areas, to stop creating a market for stolen goods, as this destroys communities. This follows another reported break-in at the Old Eldos Stadium at approximately 2:30 this morning which saw calls for Police to arrest all customers of stolen goods. Eldos residents and Scrapyard owners are being urged to stand up against the buying of stolen goods and destroy the market before it destroys our community.
03 October 2018
#TOTALSHUTDOWNOFGAUTENG SET TO TAKE PLACE THIS FRIDAY
The Gauteng Total Shutdown coordinating committee has said that it will be embarking on efforts to shut-down the Gauteng province, specifically former colored areas, to have government address issues plaguing these communities. In a statement the committee has said that they are rejecting the so-called piecemeal deals and are demanding sustainable long-term solutions.
Full term baby uncovered in ext.4 self-dumping bin
The body of a full-term baby was discovered between Morris Flats and Lancea Vale Secondary, in Ext.4. Eldorado SAPS, the City of Joburg’s Emergency Management Services and Forensic Pathologists were on scene to investigate.
Eldorado Park Ext. 2 clinic to raise cancer awareness this month.
Following a meeting at the Eldorado Park ext. 2 clinic it has been decided that health promoters will go out to the high schools in Eldorado Park and educate teachers about different types of cancer namely testicular cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer.
04 October 2018
Khayalethu crisis centre in Kliptown helps those in need
Khayalethu Crisis centre based in Kliptown caters for orphans and children affected by domestic violence. The centre was found in 2007 to accommodate vulnerable children and help them with school homework and teach them life skills and provide the children with food.
Greater Eldorado Park Skills Development Centre apologise for Job post mix-up
There have been reports of a mix up with a post that has been circulating on Facebook, saying the Aced Centre that’s based in Eldorado Park, Boundary Road Kliptown, are providing Call Centre and Project Management in IT courses. The Greater Eldorado Park Youth Skills Development Centre, based at 16 Industrial Crescent in Ext.5, who are the actual leaders of learnership, apologised for the mix-up. Soekayna Opperman, the centre manager of the Greater Eldorado Park Skills Development Centre, has more. The number that should be contacted again, 011 047 9649 0r 084 694 4884.
Khayalethu Crisis Centre in Kliptown helps those in need
Khayalethu Crisis Centre based in Kliptown caters for orphans, and children affected by domestic violence. The centre was founded in 2007 to accommodate vulnerable children and help them with school homework, teach them life skills and provide the children with food.
#TotalShutDownGauteng to affect various colored areas
Tensions are running high in colored communities amidst the Westbury uprising, however sources have revealed that the Westbury community will not be participating in the #TotalShutDownGauteng scheduled to take place tomorrow. A list of areas believed to be affected by the shutdown includes: Eldorado Park, Ennerdale, ReigerPark, Toekomsrus, Noordgesig, Riverlea.
05 October 2018
Total Shutdown of Gauteng Coloured Communities full steam ahead
The People’s Revolution Movement has acknowledged the rapid response of the Police Minister Bheki Cele to the situation in Westbury and expresses their gratitude, however they believe police do not understand the extent of the problems our Coloured communities face. The movement says the intervention deals with only one of the socio-economic ills and is nothing new as Eldorado Park is right back where it started following the implementation of the same proposed intervention. Representatives of the so-called Coloured Communities of Gauteng who attended a leadership meeting yesterday have therefore agreed to continue with the planned shutdown with the support of the Progressive Organized formations of all ethnic groups. The movement has called on all colored communities to support the shutdown with Ennerdale residents having started blocking the main road as of last night.
Police respond to claims of poor police response
Police’s Kay Makhubela has responded to claims made by Ennerdale residents of poor police action when it matters (Kay Makhubela: Protest action part 2 05 October 2018). It is believed that the #TotalShutdown has taken place in Ennerdale since the early hours of this morning. Residents have cited that reasons for the protest action include the marginalisation of predominantly coloured communities as well as poor service delivery in the area. Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department’s Wayne Minnaar has said that Police have brought in more law enforcement and that Provincial Road and Main Road, which is the entry and exit point to Ennerdale, were blocked due to the protests. Minnaar advises motorist to steer clear of the area. While residents however say that police are bringing in extra force for no reason and are therefore pleading with officers not to get too close and provoke protesters, police however remain on high alert.
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With the demotion of Mainly colored communities as well as poor service delivery in the area being cited as reasons behind the protest action residents claim Police fail to respond in time when it matters. Ennerdale Ward Councillor Danny Netnou also added that the Government officials must not come to Ennerdale if they won’t deliver.
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