MAN FOUND HANGING FROM A HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL PYLON

Rescue team from the City of Ekurhuleni frantically recovered a charred body of a male found hanging down from high voltage electrical Eskom pylon in Withok west agricultural holdings in Brakpan. A rigid electrocuted body was hanging head down on eighty-eight thousand volts (88Kv) electrical cables, about twenty-five metres (25m) above the ground. On the 19th of August 2020 at 16H00 the rescue teams from both Tsakane and Brakpan central fire stations, spontaneously responded to Lucas Steyn road in Withok agricultural holdings for intervention. On arrival, the body of a…

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A STOLEN FORTUNER FOUND STRIPPED OFF

A silver Fortuner stolen at Basonia in Mondeo was found dismantled in a Moshoeshoe factory, in Katlehong, with other parts missing on the scene.Katlehong North Police officers received a call from one of the Radio controllers of Rentak track with a helicopter flying around on the scene and being backed up by the EMPD Swat Unit. The vehicle parts were recovered while the owner opened a theft case at Mondeo Police station, according to the owner, “I left my car on the side of the road, and i went to…

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SEVEN CAUGHT WITH NARCOTICS

Between last night (20 Aug) and in the early hours of today, the EMPD Drug Enforcement Unit Members on an all-night crime prevention operation, arrested seven (7) male and female alleged drug dealers, in Katlehong and Daveyton areas where different types of narcotics worth almost R9k, were confiscated. Last night at 21h00 in Palmridge area, the EMPD’s Drug fighting Squad patrolling Tsietsi informal settlement/phase 5 stopped and apprehended a suspicious 26-year old male, after he was found with 22x ziplocks of dagga, 18x mandrax tablets, 7x knotted plastics of nyaope…

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A CAMPAIGN AGAINST GBV LAUNCHED IN PHUMULA

On the 20th of August 2020, the LiftUp Community Development organisation hosted a campaign against Gender Based Violence in Phumula Gardens Ext 21.The Women’s month Gender Based Violence campaign was attended by a social worker (Matome Makoka) who issued out pamphlets on this sensitive plight that continues to haunt our communities.\ “We live in the world which is not safe anymore and the statistics of gender based violence has increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic (job losses, other business sectors closing down, school closing, poverty increases) the information shared on…

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PARKS NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC

The city of Ekurhuleni’s controlled access community parks are now open and ready to welcome members of the public.Following the President’s announcement of the country’s move to COVID-19 lockdown level 2, effective from Tuesday, 18 August. All park goers can now enjoy the use of the city’s parks.However, residents are urged to follow the strict COVID-19 rules of always maintaining social distance of 1.5 meters, wearing of cloth facemasks and regularly sanitizing or washing hands.The access-controlled parks will operate from 06:00 to 18:00 daily. Security guards at the gate will…

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