EldosFM News Wrap Week Ending 8 March 2019 FeaturedWritten by EldosFm News Desk
In the News making our EldosFM Headlines for the week gone by: The Barber Empire Successfully Launched Mens Grooming Spa & Wifi Park; SAPS seeks community assistance in solving Klipspruit drive-by that leaves one dead; Tensions Rise between Rival Taxi Associations and Grade 8 Boys Under Investigation for Rape Allegations. For more details and images check out our News Wrap below.
04 March 2019
The Barber Empire successfully launches grooming section and Wi-Fi Park
For the first time in the history of Eldorado Park The Barber Empire on Saturday successfully launched a grooming/spa section inclusive of a Wi-Fi park. The grooming section offers full body massage’s, nails and make-up, while the Wi-Fi Park was initiated to assist learners in completing assignments and unemployed youth in applying for jobs. The launch was seen to be a successful after people came out in numbers to support the local business.
05 March 2019
Klipspruit drive by leaves one dead
Yesterday in the early evening an unknown male victim was shot and killed while another is said to have been injured in Klipspruit West in Fuschia Street. According to eye witnesses a white Hyundai Accent was seen speeding down Fuschia with male suspects who were wearing balaclavas and opened fire on the victims who were on the sidewalk. The reason for the shooting is unknown and SAPS and paramedics were on scene with investigations currently underway.
SAPS appeal to community to assist in Fuschia shooting
Last night an unknown male victim was shot and killed while another is said to have been injured in Klipspruit West in Fuschia Street. According to eye witnesses a white Hyundai Accent was seen speeding down Fuschia with male suspects who were wearing balaclavas and opened fire on the victims who were on the sidewalk.
SAPS continue to monitor two Soweto taxi associations
A shootout between 2 Soweto taxi associations early hours of this morning has left 6 injured. Although is it is alleged the taxi associations were fighting over a route, police say the motive is not yet confirmed.
3 Grade 8 learners Suspended in Diepkloof for an alleged rape
Three Grade 8 learners have been suspended from Fons Luminis Secondary School in Diepkloof, Soweto, for allegedly raping a fellow learner on Friday. The three accused learners were suspended earlier this morning following a meeting between MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi, parents and members of the school governing body, no arrests have been made yet. The incident took place at in De Deur, Vaal on Friday evening, during a school induction camp arranged for Grade 8 learners only.
06 March 2019
Gauteng Transport MEC to close two taxi ranks used by two Soweto rival associations
Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi intends to close the taxi ranks and routes used by two Soweto rival taxi associations NANDUWE and WATA. This comes after 6 people were wounded and 10 vehicles damaged yesterday when an exchange of gunfire allegedly between members of the two organizations occurred. Vadi says the closure could be for a period of about 90 days as he intends to publish a government gazette indicating to the affected parties that he intends to shut down the routes as the law requires to serve them notice and allow them to make representation. However, several taxi associations in Soweto embarked on a protest in White City yesterday blocking several roads and according to JMPD spokesperson Superintendent Wayne Minnaar protesters were complaining about rea vaya busses operating in the area.
Turning points sessions to bring hope to Eldorado Park youth
Spaces for youth will be presenting the first instalment of their bi-annual Turning points sessions at the Eldorado park Secondary School this coming Saturday. The Turning Points sessions are aimed at showing youth that professional individuals from the area are able to become successful despite their circumstances.
Heavy thunder storms leaves Eldos residents stranded
It is also reported that the JRA came to assist the residents at eleven pm last night to unblock the clogged drains which were the initial cause of the flood. The councillor says that there is a backlog of neglect and they will request the JRA to draw up a maintenance plan as soon as possible.
07 March 2019
Are school boys becoming sexually aggressive?
Following the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl at Fons Luminis school in Soweto by 3 fellow students on a camp over the past weekend, in a related story two boys aged 16 and 17 years old have been arrested after they allegedly also raped a fellow pupil at a school in Reiger Park‚ Boksburg on February 28th. It’s alleged that during the incident a group of pupils were looking on, with some even filming the criminal act. The victim and her family reported the sexual attack to the police on March 6th and the girl was taken for a medical examination. According to Reiger Park SAPS spokesperson Constable Jan Mokwana the girl who was late for school entered the premises through the fence at the back of the school, where the boys dragged her into the bush and proceeded to rape her. The rape is being investigated by the family violence, child protection, and sexual offence (FCS) unit.
Travelling Registered Voters have until March 13th to decide if they will vote
The IEC released a statement informing registered voters that they have until March 13th to apply and notify the Chief Electoral Officer of their intention to vote at one of South Africa’s 121 foreign missions. To apply, registered voters can complete a form on the electoral commission’s website on www.elections.org.za. Applications are open to both those voters registered abroad as well as those registered locally who will be travelling outside of the country during the election. Six million three hundred and eighty-six thousand nine hundred and seven Gauteng residents registered on the 26th and 27th of January 2019. The elections are set to take place on May 6th this year across the country.
Provincial government intervenes in Soweto taxi rivals
The rival Soweto taxi associations who have been fighting over routes may see their ranks closed after the provincial government intervened and threatened to do so because of the violence between the two associations. Ishmael Vadi MEC for Gauteng Roads and transport released a notice wherein he gave the Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association [Nanduwe] and Witwatersrand Taxi Association [Wata] until tomorrow to submit an explanation as to why their ranks should not be shutdown. They should also indicate why they should not be prohibited from operating for the next three months.
08 March 2019
The GSCC hosts a public feedback meeting
The Gauteng Shutdown Coordinating Committee has invited the community to a general public meeting set to take place tomorrow in Eldorado Park from 11am on the corner of Main and Mahonie Single. Speakers on the day include actor and writer Zane Meas who will be speaking on women appreciation and acknowledgement.
Turning points sessions to bring hope to Eldorado Park youth
Spaces for youth will be presenting the first installment of their bi-annual Turning points sessions at the Eldorado park Secondary School tomorrow. The Turning Points sessions are aimed at showing youth that professional individuals from the area are able to become successful despite their circumstances.
D-Day for Soweto taxi associations
The Nanduwe and Wata taxi associations in Soweto have until later today to motivate why their transporting routes should not be closed. MEC for transport in Gauteng, Ismail Vadi, has previously told the 2 associations to end their fighting, which was allegedly the cause of numerous murders, or risk losing their routes.
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