Gauteng Cosatu worried about violence after Rand Water shooting

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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Gauteng has added its voice to growing calls for police to act swiftly in arresting those involved in Monday’s shooting incident at the Zakariyya Park community hall in Johannesburg.

Rand Water executive, Tebogo Joala, and his bodyguard were shot dead when gunmen stormed the hall where a back-to-school event organised by the water entity was being held.

City of Johannesburg Chief Whip, Sithembiso Zungu, was among the three other people injured in the incident.

The motive for the shooting is yet to be established and Rand Water says it has since beefed up security for its officials.

Cosatu Gauteng Chairperson, Amos Monyela, elaborates. “We are worried about the state of violence in our province. And we are hoping that law enforcement will do their best to apprehend the perpetrators. We are calling on the MEC of Community Health and Safety to ensure that our communities are safe and peaceful, taking into consideration that we have appointed wardens to ensure community safety.”

Meanwhile, the MMC for Public Safety in the City of Joburg, Dr Mgcini Tswaku, has condemned the shooting.

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