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<p><strong>By Jonk WA Mashamba</strong><br />
jonkm@greateralextoday.co.za</p>

<p>HOUSEBREAKING, shooting, theft, rape and other related crimes, has been a worrying issue at 20th Selbourne. Last week a 34-year-old man, Albert Silver Khosa was shot on both legs inside his shack by an unknown thug. The thug, according to Khosa, broke open the chain with the intention to steal valuable items. But when he woke up, the thug fired shots without any word. This resulted in community members gathering and a resolution was made that all men should patrol the area everyday from 9pm to 5am. During their first patrol, last week, three armed men were chased in the area around 10 pm.</p>

<p>According to residents, the thug threw the pistol away but was cornered, questioned and horribly beaten. “This thug lives at 17th Hofmeyer. His accomplice also lives there. But they couldn’t find them, we hit the thug, just to show him how tired we were about criminal activities,” said a community member who claimed he was also a victim of crime. Three police vans arrived and found the thug still alive, when the paramedics were called to the scene. A police officer took the gun and confirmed to the residents the weapon was indeed real. “You should have already silenced this thug because with this weapon, he was probably going to murder someone,” said a cop.</p>

<p>Residents continued to patrol and nailed another thug around 12 midnight with speakers, emplifier and two chairs in his disposal. Before the thug was cornered, he attempted to run but failed. Police were called and found the thug still alive. One member warned: “we are tired of house breaking and we are warning whoever wants to come to our area to think twice, because we will send him to his ancestors,” According to Alex Police spokesperson, Constable Simphiwe Mbatha, no case was opened regarding the incident.</p>

<p> Ward 116 DA PRO councilor Shadrack Mkhonto said: “I believe there is two police patrol vans per night per section. I find it not acceptable that we have all these forums, like your CPF, but crime is still high in Alex. “What are these forums doing? Obviously, this tells us that police forums, and Saps are not doing anything to ensure that crime is being eliminated in Alexandra. That is why communities take it upon themselves to deal with criminals.”</p>
Armed thug narrowly cheats death

By Jonk WA Mashamba
jonkm@greateralextoday.co.za

HOUSEBREAKING, shooting, theft, rape and other related crimes, has been a worrying issue at 20th Selbourne. Last week a 34-year-old man, Albert Silver Khosa was shot on both legs inside his shack by an unknown thug. The thug, according to Khosa, broke open the chain with the intention to steal valuable items. But when he woke up, the thug fired shots without any word. This resulted in community members gathering and a resolution was made that all men should patrol the area everyday from 9pm to 5am. During their first patrol, last week, three armed men were chased in the area around 10 pm.

According to residents, the thug threw the pistol away but was cornered, questioned and horribly beaten. “This thug lives at 17th Hofmeyer. His accomplice also lives there. But they couldn’t find them, we hit the thug, just to show him how tired we were about criminal activities,” said a community member who claimed he was also a victim of crime. Three police vans arrived and found the thug still alive, when the paramedics were called to the scene. A police officer took the gun and confirmed to the residents the weapon was indeed real. “You should have already silenced this thug because with this weapon, he was probably going to murder someone,” said a cop.

Residents continued to patrol and nailed another thug around 12 midnight with speakers, emplifier and two chairs in his disposal. Before the thug was cornered, he attempted to run but failed. Police were called and found the thug still alive. One member warned: “we are tired of house breaking and we are warning whoever wants to come to our area to think twice, because we will send him to his ancestors,” According to Alex Police spokesperson, Constable Simphiwe Mbatha, no case was opened regarding the incident.

 Ward 116 DA PRO councilor Shadrack Mkhonto said: “I believe there is two police patrol vans per night per section. I find it not acceptable that we have all these forums, like your CPF, but crime is still high in Alex. “What are these forums doing? Obviously, this tells us that police forums, and Saps are not doing anything to ensure that crime is being eliminated in Alexandra. That is why communities take it upon themselves to deal with criminals.”

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