Diepsloot: Deployment of specialized units – SAPS – POLITICS

Police says they’re doing all they can to bolster efforts to stabilize situation in area

Police on the deployment of specialized units and resources to restore law and order in Diepsloot

7 April 2022

Police remain on high alert and will continue to monitor the situation closely this evening up until law and order has been restored in Diepsloot. 

The management of the South African Police Service have since mobilised extra resources in the form of vehicles and boots on the ground, bolstering efforts to stabilise the situation in Diepsloot, Johannesburg following protests that erupted in the area on Wednesday, 06 April 2022. 

A search is also underway for an unconfirmed number of suspects who allegedly used the protest as a cover-up for criminality and killed 44-year old Elvis Nyathi in Diepsloot during the early hours of Thursday morning, 07 April 2022. 

Police were patrolling the area on Wednesday evening when they came across the incident where the suspects attacked the deceased and set him alight. It is reported that prior to the incident the group had been moving from house to house claiming to be searching for criminals and demanding either passports or money. The deceased is said to have ran out of his house and the group gave chase, caught up with Nyathiand killed him. The suspects evaded arrest after fleeing the scene. 

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