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

<p>THE father of two, Albert Silver Khosa (34) is grateful that he is still alive. This after he was shot on both his legs by an armed robber. The incident occurred inside Khosa’s shack. Whilst reeling from shock; he described the event that occurred around 2am traumatic. “The thug, who was not wearing a mask, broke a chain and entered my shack. When I heard the door open, I woke up. I asked what he was doing in my shack, but he responded by pulling a trigger.” Khosa was taken to Edenvale Hospital where he received treatment This prompted male residents decided to patrol the area from 9pm till 5am. A man who asked to remain anonymous told the media that they resolved to close the main gate from 9pm, and that no visitor is expected from that time.</p>

<p>“When we find an unknown person after nine lingering around, we will question him. But if his story doesn’t add up, we will be forced to deal with him harshly. These thugs break our houses and murder our beloved ones. When we report the matter to the people, there is nothing they are helping us with,” he said. DA PR councilor, Shadrack Mkhonto visited the victim and gave him food parcels. Mkhonto said: “This incident tells us that in Alex we lack policing. Two or three days later a man was found dead at the pedestrian bridge next to car wash at 20th Avenue. It is understood that the communities around there took it upon themselves to deal with criminals that are terrorising the area.”</p>
Attempted Murder Victim Survives

By Jonk WA Mashamba
jonkm@greateralextoday.co.za

THE father of two, Albert Silver Khosa (34) is grateful that he is still alive. This after he was shot on both his legs by an armed robber. The incident occurred inside Khosa’s shack. Whilst reeling from shock; he described the event that occurred around 2am traumatic. “The thug, who was not wearing a mask, broke a chain and entered my shack. When I heard the door open, I woke up. I asked what he was doing in my shack, but he responded by pulling a trigger.” Khosa was taken to Edenvale Hospital where he received treatment This prompted male residents decided to patrol the area from 9pm till 5am. A man who asked to remain anonymous told the media that they resolved to close the main gate from 9pm, and that no visitor is expected from that time.

“When we find an unknown person after nine lingering around, we will question him. But if his story doesn’t add up, we will be forced to deal with him harshly. These thugs break our houses and murder our beloved ones. When we report the matter to the people, there is nothing they are helping us with,” he said. DA PR councilor, Shadrack Mkhonto visited the victim and gave him food parcels. Mkhonto said: “This incident tells us that in Alex we lack policing. Two or three days later a man was found dead at the pedestrian bridge next to car wash at 20th Avenue. It is understood that the communities around there took it upon themselves to deal with criminals that are terrorising the area.”

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