Streaming issues? Report here
money-show-thumbnailjpg
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Tonight with Lester Kiewit
See full line-up
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Provincial Police Commissioner to meet the Westbury community

1 October 2018 2:02 PM
Tags:
Westbury crime
Westbury gang shooting
Westbury protest
Saps spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela says the police had no choice but to fire rubber bullets at protestors.

Calm has been restored in Westbury following a violent standoff between the police and community members.

The police used rubber bullets to disperse the crowd and stones were thrown at police.

According to EWN reporter Ahmed Kajee, the protests in the area started after a woman was shot dead and her niece was wounded in a shootout on Thursday - allegedly between rival gang members.

The community is demanding that corrupt officers who are colluding with the gangsters be removed from the force as well as drug lords.

Read: Westbury residents describe tensions in the area

The entire town of Westbury is more or less on shutdown.

Ahmed Kajee, EWN reporter

There is a massive police presence in and around the streets of Westbury...

Ahmed Kajee, EWN reporter

Saps spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela says Provincial Police Commissioner Deliwe de Lange is currently engaging with the community and is hoping that an agreement will be reached.

Makhubela says with regards to complaints brought forward by the community, the commissioner has put together a team of police officers to deal with cases that have been opened already, as well as with gang members that are terrorising the community.

He says that the police had no choice but to use the rubber bullets in the morning because the community members were violent.

What surprised the police is when they started throwing stones and threw a petrol bomb to the Nyala which caught fire. Fortunately, we managed to put out the fire.

Captain Kay Makhubela, Saps spokesperson

They were so violent, indeed the police had no choice but to push back by using rubber bullets.

Captain Kay Makhubela, Saps spokesperson

To hear the rest of the conversations, listen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Provincial Police Commissioner to meet the Westbury community


1 October 2018 2:02 PM
Tags:
Westbury crime
Westbury gang shooting
Westbury protest

More from Local

Brain behind banting craze launches new weight-loss programme

19 September 2019 4:53 PM

Real Meal Revolution CEO Jonno Proudfoot has created a brand new programme designed to redefine your relationship with food.

Read More arrow_forward

'He had no regard for the fact I was 12 years old,' Hewitt survivor speaks out

19 September 2019 4:31 PM

Olivia Jasriel was abused by Bob Hewitt and says she has been 'constantly traumatised' by the criminal justice system.

Read More arrow_forward

Former SAA boss Dudu Myeni owes government R200k and could have her assets sold

19 September 2019 4:29 PM

Dudu Myeni's lawyers are trying to reach an agreement with the Department of Justice on how to settle the debt.

Read More arrow_forward

Stem cell donation saves lives and the Sunflower Fund needs your help

19 September 2019 3:27 PM

The Sunflower Fund recruits stem cell donors and gives hope to patients in need. Here's all the info on how to make a difference.

Read More arrow_forward

Beyond the Touchline: 'Little moments make big rugby players'

19 September 2019 3:01 PM

Who are the players to watch in this World Cup? In the 4th episode of Beyond the Touchline we take a look at the players who are likely to impress in this tournament.

Read More arrow_forward

Why the ACDP is calling for porn ban

19 September 2019 1:36 PM

Member of Parliament Marie Sukers believes pornography is at the heart of objectifying women.

Read More arrow_forward

Grade 6 pupil gunned down outside Katlehong school

19 September 2019 12:55 PM

The child was being collected from Izibuko Primary School after a school trip by her father, who was also fatally shot.

Read More arrow_forward

Rain rolls out ultra-fast 5G internet in parts of Jozi and Tshwane

19 September 2019 12:39 PM

Rain CEO Willem Roos says the coverage will expand to Cape Town, Durban and other major metros from 2020 onwards.

Read More arrow_forward

[WATCH] 'Hugo, bel die polisie!' goes viral

19 September 2019 12:29 PM

A video showing two groups of people in the middle of a vitriolic spat has had Twitter amazed, amused and asking many questions.

Read More arrow_forward

Hundred years of reductive race essentialist research at Stellenbosch University

19 September 2019 12:23 PM

Prof Jonathan Jansen says race essentialist research has been practised at the university for more than a century.

Read More arrow_forward