Foreign nationals to stay despite protests
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.