National Police Commissioner Fannie Masemola and Gauteng Premier David Makhura have arrived at the Diepsloot police station ahead of an expected community engagement.
Police Minister Bheki Cele and Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi are also expected to visit on Friday.
This follows community protests over the high levels of crime in the area.
A Zimbabwean national was attacked and killed by a mob on Wednesday night, as outlined in the video below:
Last week, five people were killed in separate attacks.
However, police say they are only aware of five murders which were reported between March 30 and last Sunday, and that they emanated from separate incidents that are unrelated.
There’s a strong police presence in Diepsloot, however, the situation remains calm.
Meanwhile, the South African Police Service (SAPS) says over 50 people have been arrested so far.
Residents are calling on the police to be pro-active against crime and illegal immigration.
SAPS National Spokesperson Athlenda Mathe says a number of people have been arrested for being in the country illegally.
“Overnight we have had 28 arrests, two of them are on a charge of domestic violence, one for drunken driving and the rest were arrested for being in the country illegally. You will remember that on Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, those operations saw the arrest of 26 people and most of those people were arrested for being in the country illegally as well. So the number of arrests in this area has risen to 54.”
In the tweets below, arrests are being made of foreign nationals who are in the country illegally:
— Chriselda ‘Babes We Ndaba’ Lewis (@Chriseldalewis) April 8, 2022