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Home of alleged drug lord attacked

2013-07-13 22:01

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.

Comments
  • Morvan Vorster - 2013-07-13 22:20

    No drugs = very little crime. Give the big boys hell where ever and when ever.

      Alex Inyanga Dowding - 2013-07-13 23:26

      More accurate would be: No drug prohibition and proper regulation = very little crime.

      Christopher Laurenz - 2013-07-14 01:48

      Wow, the police was there quickly to defend this druglord. And arrested 8 people that was defending their children from this scum. Why Did the police not know about this druglords activities, The whole neighborhood knew about this scum. I wonder why they stoned the police vehicles?

      Maruwaan Moses - 2013-07-14 06:24

      My poor community...

      Jeffery Stokes - 2013-07-14 07:45

      Exactly christopher. But then the zille and the mayor on their weekly radio show wants to blame the drug problem on the community. We need to help them. What more do they want they get told where the dens are. Actually they don't need to to be told. the same drug den and illegal shabeens have been in the same houses for years!! now when their job is been done for them they arrest the people who did it.

      nu_un_clear - 2013-07-14 07:53

      Spot on Chris and Jeff, but I think the problem lies with the courts too. They must send these drug lords to jail for a very long time, or maybe only allow them their day in court after two years in jail, no bail. There's lawyers out there that only have these drug lords and dealers as clients and get them off with very little or no jail time.

      Jeffery Stokes - 2013-07-14 08:34

      alex you talking about the model that Canada and Switzerland uses? i'm not sure if its completely legal all over canada, just in certain places where you can go to take your drugs. they even have nurses that will revive you if you OD.

  • Muchasura Chando - 2013-07-13 22:27

    The funny thing is that the police go on to arrest those demonstrating against all evil. The evil get away scot free. This is pathetic. The police is busy brewing crime in this country. The evil have all rights

      Andre Van Deventer - 2013-07-14 07:14

      The police are most probably paid protection money by the "druglord".

  • Diran Pillay - 2013-07-13 23:11

    Well if the police can't do the job,the community must step in and sort out the scum once and for all.

  • Jt Goba - 2013-07-13 23:36

    Great job Fishhoek community!!.

  • Greg Page - 2013-07-13 23:45

    for real?

  • Moss Kop - 2013-07-13 23:52

    Let the police do their work. Mob justice don't work. U may be killing the wrong person.

      Leigh Le Gonidec - 2013-07-14 03:13

      In a place like Ocean view, the people know who's who. It's generally pretty obvious cos these drug lords operate in public view. People have had enough of a justice system that just doesn't work.

      Jeffery Stokes - 2013-07-14 07:50

      that guy is a drug dealer he is always the right person to kill. he will sell drugs to your 5 year old and not give a f. why should we give him a 2nd thought. these guys dont give a f about the consequences of what they do. they will kill you without thinking about it. so what are you worried about him for.

      Denver Bowers - 2013-07-14 08:31

      Sorry to say this but the cops in Ocean View don't really do their work. I work and live in Ocean View and see how the cops drive pass the these guys that is standing at a school fence selling drugs. Now if they had to do their work by removing these guys, this wouldn't have happened. The community is now fed up as innocent lives and families are being destroyed in this community.

  • Jon Low - 2013-07-13 23:54

    Ocean View is about 6km away from Fish Hoek but very near to Kommetje. And it is a self-enclosed own community. It's like Alex and Sandton.

  • Carl Fuchs - 2013-07-14 02:06

    So now the poachers got a problem with drugs... whats the difference? Still illegal money?

  • Mpho L Mashegoane - 2013-07-14 06:15

    Usually when the people "GOVERN" the law protects dealers.....

  • John Tex - 2013-07-14 06:37

    Good get rid of that trash

  • John Tex - 2013-07-14 06:43

    Really now

  • Xola Gupta Ralarala - 2013-07-14 08:51

    Ok ppl let me get this straight ,the police arrested the ppl who attacked the house of the drug lord, nt the drug lord ??? And now they put police to protect the house of the drug lord ,nt to protect the public against the drug lord bt protect the drug lord ??????????????? This country has gone to the dogs really.

  • Jerhone Swanepoel - 2013-07-14 09:06

    police suck once again

  • Dave Barnard - 2013-07-14 09:16

    The Police need drug dealers to subsidize their salaries. Why do all the drug dealers know the police their areas so well .... Simple because they are business partners. Ever seen the lifestyles of many policemen , the holidays they take , the cars they drive etc. reason they are moonlighting with the dealers. That is why they were their so quickly to protect a drug lord , it's in their interests he keeps making money

      Hannes Erwee - 2013-07-14 10:23

      Proof it. If you know about corrupt police why dont you put your hand on paper and testify in a court against them. You can help to clean saps of coruption - OR - you should rather keep quiet.

      Gerhard Burger - 2013-07-14 11:29

      @Hannes Erwee,you have obviously no experience of the courts in south africa

  • renelaunspach.enomoto - 2013-07-14 09:29

    Why is PAGAD not helping solve this problem with the drugs and gangs in Cape Town....were are they ha ha at Burger King.

  • Hannes Erwee - 2013-07-14 10:36

    Why the fuss? It is the people of Ocean View who are also the customers of the drug lords. If nobody bought the drugs then there will be no drug dealers, they should only blame themselves not police. Police have to protect all citizens good and bad, only the courts can deside who is right or wrong.

      Chantal Davis - 2013-07-14 14:06

      Nice one Elviera Poole tell Mr Erwee like it is dnt judge the whole of ocean view coz of what happened,we a lovely community and we all get along with each other wu r u 2 judge us

      Jeffery Stokes - 2013-07-14 18:08

      eish i find myself wanting to respond to this idiot Hannes Erwee. but he is so ignorant i don't think its necessary.

  • Jo-ann Anie Rossouw - 2013-07-14 13:06

    I live in Ocean View. I was born and raised here and I'm still here. Why? Because I love this place. Yes we do have a drug lord or 2 but no place is perfect. Crime was never high in our community. If somebody got robbed or was hurt it came as a big shock to us. We don't just brush it away and say:"ag we use to it". My daughter got robbed a few weeks ago. She got bitten and the guys took her cellphone. We didn't just leave it there. My hubby and a friend gave those 2 guys the beating of their lives. We are still here. We didn't move overseas. All I want to say is don't judge the whole community of Ocean View for the 15% crime we have. The rest of us are peaceful,churchgoing and praying people.

  • Rob Martin - 2013-07-14 15:37

    Shipping boats?

  • Ches Lfc Maduray - 2013-07-15 09:50

    Amazing how quickly the police responded to this.....all in the name of protecting drug lords

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