Home of alleged drug lord attacked

2013-07-13 22:01
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Johannesburg - Eight people were arrested on Saturday for public violence in Ocean View, near Fishhoek, after the house of an alleged drug lord in the area was attacked, Western Cape police said.

Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said residents threw stones at the house, broke shipping boats and smashed a car and the roof of the house.

"The police were called to control the situation and to evacuate the family that was in the house at the time of the incident," said Kinana.

"Whilst the police members were doing their work the people also attacked police vehicles. About five vehicles had their tyres damaged."

Kinana said the attack on the house was a "revenge attack" after a 32-year-old man was shot and seriously injured on Saturday morning by an unidentified person.

The man was rushed to hospital.

A case of attempted murder was opened and no arrests have been made, he said.

"The motive for his attack is being investigated by the police," he said.

On Saturday evening, Kinana said the situation in the Ocean View was under control.

"A strong police presence will remain in the area to deal with any situation which may arise, and to maintain law and order."

He said the eight people were expected to appear in the Simonstown Magistrate's Court soon.

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