The Diepsloot community came together on Thursday morning and started burning tires on the road. This apparent “shutdown” comes after the murder of two police officers.
This comes after two suspects have been arrested for the murder of Detective Captain Oupa Matjie, 54, who was shot dead on Friday, January 17 while he and a colleague searched for suspects in a murder and robbery case in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.
When they saw five suspects, they asked for help from members of the police’s crime prevention unit. The suspects fled as the detectives approached them, and one fired shots at them. Matjie was fatally wounded.
Members of the Diepsloot police station arrested two of the suspects with the help of the community.
@DIEPSLOOT TOTAL SHUT DOWN DECLARED*— Victor Vusi Nkomo (@VictorVusiNkom1) January 22, 2020
*Date : 23 January 2019 (Thursday ) Tommrw*
*Time : Starting Time 04h00 morning*
Each Extension organised itself to main roads
No movement . All things stands still until *Minister Beki Cele* come to speak to us
Law Enforceme pic.twitter.com/peRDoAS3U5
Protest in Diepsloot Extension 2, over the killing of a police officer on Friday. Apparently the suspects have been arrested and community members are demanding their hand over. R511 closed, and a possible shutdown could take place tomorrow morning #DiepslootShutDown pic.twitter.com/8WTpqTn0S5— DKN Online News (@DKNOnline_News) January 22, 2020