Work underway to repair and rebuild community of Eldorado Park: Mayor of Joburg, Mpho Phalatse – SABC News

Johannesburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse assured residents of Eldorado Park in the south of the city that work was underway to repair and rebuild their community.

Residents of Eldorado Park will demonstrate outside their local police station on Friday morning, demanding an end to criminal activity they say is fueled by drugs.

They say they are under siege and have called on the president’s office to intervene.

Mayor Phalatse says they will address concerns with high priority.

“My office’s immediate responses upon being briefed on the current situation in Eldos include the deployment of Public Security MMC David Tembe to dispatch additional JMPD officers and specialist units. Delegate officers from my office to meet with community leaders and determine resources needed,” adds Phalatse.

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Residents say that in the past three months nearly 20 people have been shot dead in suspected gang-related violence.

Earlier this month, two teenagers were killed in a drive-by shooting. Residents are calling on the police to increase their visibility in the area to stop the bloodshed.

Anti-drug activist and community leader, Dereleen James says, “We will mobilize all areas of Eldorado Park in the hope that all spheres of government will be there. We haven’t had a night’s rest for three months.

“I think every night we get shots and we can’t get any more. Every night there is [are] the gunshots and the drugs we raised ten years ago and it just got out of control.

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