MMC Sun condemns fatal shooting at Goudkoppies landfill site

Dear CoJ Employee,                                                  13 Jan. 22

I have received the tragic news of a fatal shooting at the Goudkoppies landfill site belonging to the City of Johannesburg’s waste management entity, Pikitup.

While I have been assured that members of the SAPS are attending to the matter, preliminary information indicates that the shooting took place around 17:50, shortly before the commencement of the night shift two nights ago.

On-duty security personnel belonging to two private security companies as well as in-house security guards were approached by a gang of unknown gunmen, who subsequently opened fire. Four security personnel were declared dead on the scene by paramedics from ER24 and Netcare 911. Another security guard, recently in-sourced, died in hospital yesterday.

Two security personnel are still in the hospital. No arrests have been made but a docket has been registered by Kliptown SAPS.

I extend my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wish for a speedy recovery for the survivors. I condemn this senseless attack and call on law enforcement agencies to work with speed to properly investigate this matter and bring to justice those responsible. It is imperative that this is done to restore confidence in the City’s ability to keep residents and employees safe at all times.

Restoring safety and security throughout the City is a key priority of the Multiparty Government and I will take the lead in ensuring that incidents of this nature are drastically reduced.

Operations at the landfill site have stopped while all in-sourced guards will be re-assigned. Nearby residents are urged to make use of alternative disposal facilities. Security guards on-duty at the time of the incident will be referred to a wellness programme. JMPD and SAPS will conduct constant patrols of the scene.

Issued by:

Cllr Michael Sun

MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services

City of Joburg

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