- Dec 24, 2014
Pretoria - Mamelodi has turned into a lawless state, and residents and businesses alike are living under a cloak of terror as gang activity runs rampant.
This as the infamous gang dubbed “Boko Haram” continues to infiltrate all sectors of the township –with guns in hand – demanding payment for business protection and mere existence.
Their reign knows no bounds, as they are said to hijack buildings, kick service providers out, and threaten – and kill, those who stand in their way.
During a visit to the township, residents, upon realising the topic, immediately clammed up and said talking about the gang was not an option as it meant death.
But one resident living near the Heatherley landfill site said that area was also under the gang’s rule, as it spread out from the centre of the township.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the resident said that as the situation moved beyond the east and west, it had become worse over the past three years.