For­eign na­tion­als to stay de­spite protests

Pretoria News - - METRO -

FOR­EIGN na­tion­als in Diep­sloot have vowed to stay put de­spite re­cent protests where some res­i­dents were de­mand­ing that those who were un­doc­u­mented leave the area fol­low­ing the mur­der of a po­lice­man.

Po­lice also moved in to quell the un­rest and to ar­rest il­le­gal im­mi­grants.

An­gry res­i­dents blamed il­le­gal mi­grants for the mur­der and other crimes com­mit­ted in the area.

Re­cent crime sta­tis­tics showed that 62 mur­der cases and 162 cases of rape were re­ported in Diep­sloot.

Com­mu­nity mem­ber Mo­go­motsi Mo­rake said the killing of the of­fi­cer was a wake-up call to fight against crime and un­doc­u­mented for­eign­ers.

“These peo­ple come to our area with­out proper doc­u­ments and rob and kill peo­ple know­ing they won’t be ar­rested be­cause po­lice can’t trace them,” Mo­rake said.

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