Body on street ‘for hours’

The body of the man shot and killed in Scottsdene on Friday.

A dead man’s body lay in the street for several hours after he was shot in Scottsdene on Friday August 3, according to residents.

Kraaifontein police had not responded to queries at the time of going to print, but at least one resident took to social media, saying the body had been in the street for about three hours before it was removed.

Jacqueline Rasmus said the man had been shot at 4pm, and his body was still in the street at 7pm.

Adding to the post, Shireen Leukes said: “It’s sad that this boy had to lie in the road for so long. Where is the respect for repose of his soul and his family. My deepest sympathy to his family especially his parents. No parent should bury a child.”

Scottsdene community leader Dennis Taaibosch posted about two shootings in Scottsdene at the weekend – the one on Friday and another on Saturday August 6, when one man was killed and another wounded in Cavalleria Street.

Kraaifontein CPF coordinator Anton Peacock said he had spoken to the Kraaifontein police station commander, Brigadier Gerda van Niekerk. He said she had told him that police were looking for information about weapons in Scottsdene.

He urged Scottsdene residents with information to text or call Brigadier Van Niekerk and expose the criminals.

* Five armed men hijacked a man delivering cigarettes to a shop in Wallacedene, Kraaifontein, on Friday morning last week.

Provincial police spokesman Captain FC Van Wyk said the man had stopped in Laboheme Street, at about 9.10am, when five men drew near as he climbed out of his car.

The men piled into the gold Toyota Corolla and sped off. Kraaifontein police patrolling nearby, who had been alerted to the hijacking over the radio, spotted the car and pursued it.

The Corolla stopped on Maroela Street and all five men jumped out and fled on foot.

“One of the suspects, a 25-year-old man from Wallacedene, was arrested. The vehicle was recovered, and nobody was injured,” Captain Van Wyk said.