SAPS Operation Needed To Stop Crime In Actonville

Actonville SAPS

The DA in Gauteng extends our sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of Actonville residents who lost their lives during armed robberies in Actonville in the past week.

Last week two very prominent families from the community were victims of horrific incidents.

The Maghoo family was brutally attacked at their family business. Mr Maghoo was shot and killed while Ms Maghoo remains in critical condition after being shot seven times.

During the same week Nerrisa Pillay was shot at her workplace. The owner of the business was fatally wounded and Nerrisa is now fighting for her life.

I visited both families yesterday and it has become increasingly clear that crime in Actonville has spiralled completely out of control.

Communities Plagued by Crime

One of these incidents took place only a block away from the Actonville SAPS.

The area is plagued by drug trade and the local police station in Actonville is unable to deal with the high incidents of crime.

Many residents have told me that they live in constant fear of their lives.

I will write to the Community Safety MEC, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane and the Provincial Police Commissioner, Lt General D.S de Lange, to launch a large-scale police operation in the area.

The Department of Community Safety and SAPS must be pro-active in communities plagued by crime.

The DA wishes both Ms Maghoo and Ms Pillay a speedy recovery.


Media enquiries:

Michele Clarke MPL

DA Gauteng Constituency Head – Benoni

060 558 8299

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