Police arrest 11 on xenophobic attacks on foreigners

sa_criminals_terrorising_foreignersKYA SANDS - POLICE have arrested 11 suspected perpetrators of xenophobic attack on Kya Sands residents while seven other suspected culprits are on the run.

Seek and tired of midnight orchestrated attacks, the Kya Sands community took a bold decision to go door-to-door in the company of police pin-pointing their assailants.

Police reacted fast by arresting 11-culprits on charges of robbery, theft, assault and malicious injury to property. Among the victims of the new wave of xenphobic attack includes five local nationals, four Zimbabweans and two Mozambicans.

“We’re seek and tired of being robbed, assaulted while our women are being raped. This is the reason why we are leading the police door-to-door showing them the perpetrators.

“These guys commit crime with their wives. The men loot beer, cigarettes and cash from our spaza shops while their wives will be taking away washing and bathing soaps, cooking oil and mealie-meal,” said James Nyamunda from Mozambique.

On Monday night, a Mozambican woman, Pauline Ndokula, was attacked while asleeep with her husband.

She was rushed to Hellen Joseph Hospital for treatment on her internal chest injuries while the condition of four others is not known.

Some residents demanded that the soldiers should be deployed since the police were not effective.

“We need soldiers here because the police are not effective,” said Antanas Aurelio Mandlas.

MEC for Police Nkhabisi Mosunkuta, MEC for Housing and Local Government Kgaogelo Lekgoro and Gauteng Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Oswald Reddy roundly condemned the latest development.

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