Johannesburg - The community of Westbury in Johannesburg on Monday called on the provincial government to investigate the alleged complicity of police with those responsible for the ongoing violence in the area, while the opposition Democratic Alliance accused the ruling African National Congress of failing the community.
Residents of Westbury once again blockaded roads into the area on Monday, this following the death last week of a woman caught in an alleged gang shoot-out. A child was also wounded in the incident.
Residents of Westbury said they have had enough of the rising levels of crime in the area.
"Today’s action by the community shows that they are fed up with the failing African National Congress (ANC) government and that they are desperate for change, which restores order and keeps the people safe," DA Gauteng Premier candidate Solly Msimanga said.
Msimanga, also the Mayor of Tshwane, said the Johannesburg Metro Police Department had already increased the number of Metro Police Officers in the area to help fight crime, yet the South African Police Service's (SAPS) visibility had not increased.