By Jonk wa Mashamba
Lucky Patsi (12) year old who was gunned down last week in ward 109, Malboro, Alexandra was buried yesterday in Tzaneen, Mphame. He had a twin brother.
Lucky, a Grade 6 pupil at Iphutheng Primary School in Alexandra, died at the Masakhane Clinic following the shooting.
Prior to Lucky’s untimely death, a group of angry community members were pursuing a suspect accused of raping a woman in the area.
According to reports, a resident shot an alleged Zimbabwean national , but the bullet missed him and hit Lucky.
However, the suspect was cornered and stoned to death.
According to other reports, the alleged rapist is dead because of something he didn’t do.
Patricia Mofokeng, a former EFF 109 candidate, as well as members of the EFF in Alexandra, were among the grievers who attended the funeral.
After the funeral service, Mofokeng said: “We love our people everywhere to make sure we are on their side.”
Rape and burglary in the Vezinyawo transit camp were the order of the day.
The thugs rape, rob, shoot and harass innocent people in the name of Dudula Movement.
A group of people who tell their victims that they are members of Operation Dudula go to the homes of people at night and demand they surrender their worldly possessions to these vigilantes.
Recently, three women were raped, a man was badly assaulted and five others had firearms pointed at them by the group who told foreigners of Vezinyawo transit camp to leave. It is on the outskirts of Alexandra township in Johannesburg.
Two of the women who were raped were mistaken as foreigners and are in fact locals. They have both opened criminal cases of rape at the Bramley police station and a third woman, who is a Malawian, has yet to open a case.
The man who was badly assaulted has also opened a case of assault, grievous bodily harm, robbery, and pointing of a firearm when they broke into his house.
The victim spoke to our sister publication, Scrolla. Africa on the ordeal of what happened where his wife was one of the women who were gang-raped by the group.
“While a group of 15 people assaulted me in the rain outside my house, two men took turns raping my wife,” he said.
He said eight of the men were heavily armed with guns and hammers. “After realizing that I was a South African, they told me to point out houses where foreigners stay.
“I told them to kill me rather than do what they were requesting me to do,” he said. While he was being assaulted and his wife was being raped, two other women were also being raped by the same gang members.
“One woman was raped in front of her three-year-old daughter, while the other one was raped while her husband watched.”
One rape victim, who could not be named, said the men came into her house telling her that they were from Dudula Operations and they were removing all foreigners.
“I was pleased that I was not a foreigner and even tried to show them my ID book. But they didn’t listen to me and one of them raped me.”
Zandile Dabula, national secretary for Dudula Movement , told Scrolla.Africa that they are not associating themselves with the criminals who terrorize residents in the name of Dudula Movement .
“We are a recognized organization who works with the law enforcement. Wherever we go to conduct our operations, we inform the police and we cause no harm to anyone.
“We call upon the police to arrest all criminals who commit the crime in the name of Dudula,” she said.
Gauteng provincial police spokesman Colonel Mavela Masondo confirmed that there were multiple cases of rape, robberies and pointing of firearms registered at Bramley police station. Police are investigating.
Two weeks ago, a man suspected of robbing and killing a man known as Ma-Africa, originally from Ka-Khaxani in Giyani, was cornered and beaten before being burned to death by the community in Setjwetla.
Ma-Africa, who left his three month-old baby, was buried two weeks ago in Giyani.
It is believed that the community was in search of his accomplice who was allegedly the main murderer of Ma-Africa when they nailed his friend.
They allegedly stole two phones, one plasma television and an undisclosed sum of money.
The weapon, according to the information we have, disappeared while the community practiced mob justice against the so-called rogue.
The alleged, believed to be Xhosa, was allegedly responsible for a robbery and killing in the area.
He was also accused of rape and other crimes committed in Setjwetla and Marlboro with the help of his friend.