Police Minister Mbalula to visit Krugersdorp amidst violent resident protests

Residents of Krugersdorp and nearby townships in the Mogale City area, namely Kagiso, Munsieville, Magaliesburg, Leopards, and Lusaka went on a rampage on Monday, torching houses and looting shops.

They're demanding that buildings believed to be drug dens and brothels be raided and closed by Tuesday 5 pm.

About 60 people were arrested on Monday following the torching of houses.

Spokesperson at Mogale City Local Municipality, Nkosanana Zali says the executive mayor is currently in a meeting with stakeholders to come up with ways to deal with the matter.

Residents say they have taken the matter to the streets because nothing has been done, but Zali rubbishes these claims.

It is not true that nothing has been done, it could be that the efforts that were taken had a very minimal effects.

Nkosanana Zali, Spokesperson at Mogale City Local Municipality

We have been working with various stakeholders and we have conducted raids in different areas which have been identified as being problematic within the city.

Nkosanana Zali, Spokesperson at Mogale City Local Municipality

We have salvaged the lives of many young girls...

Nkosanana Zali, Spokesperson at Mogale City Local Municipality

Zali says the minister of police, Fikile Mbalula will also join the meetings later in the afternoon to assist in coming up with solutions.

He says residents will be kept in the loop about measures to be put in place to deal with the current situation.

We need to maintain visible policing as they are still sporadic acts of vandalism happening throughout the city.

Nkosanana Zali, Spokesperson at Mogale City Local Municipality

To hear more of this discussion and what measures have been put in place for Krugersdorp protests, listen below:


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