Rosettenville resident says no to xenophobia, yes to combating crime
Some residents in Rosettenville are unhappy with their protests being linked to xenophobia. Speaking to 180 with Bob this morning, one listener and resident said that foreign nationals have joined their protests against drugs and crime.
At least 15 properties have been burnt down during violent protests which erupted last week. The DA has now asked police watchdog IPID to probe the involvement of the police in Rosettenville crimes. Members of the community say they have tried to tip police off on where the drug houses are located but they have not been helped.
During a senior government delegation interaction with the community, yesterday, Gauteng police commissioner Deliwe De Lange called on residents to lodge official complaints against corrupt officials. Speaking to 180 with Bob, De Lange said she would not back down until the area is rid of crime and drugs.
The area is now calm after this weekend’s riots and police raids are continuing. It is unclear how many foreign national families have been displaced since the torching of properties began there last week.
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