CNS Reporter/Kempton Express
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18 Nov 2014
3:03 pm

DA councillor shot at during break-in

CNS Reporter/Kempton Express

A DA councillor escaped injury on Monday morning after she was shot at by perpetrators at her home in Tembisa on Gauteng’s East Rand.

Police chase after a hijacked minibus-taxi

Councillor Nomsa Baba was shot at in the early hours of Monday morning when perpetrators invaded her home, Kempton Express reported.

Baba managed to duck away before the shots were fired, escaping through the back of the house unharmed.

The perpetrators allegedly stole a plasma screen television.

Refiloe Nt’sheke, DA’s Constituency Head in Tembisa, said the party demanded swift police action.

“The mere fact that criminals openly carry firearms and brazenly open fire on law-abiding citizens as they go about their lives is proof of how the province’s security situation has deteriorated,” Nt’sheke said.

Last week the DA handed over a memorandum of demand to National Police Commissioner over the state of policing in South Africa, calling for a revision of the National Policing Plan.

In a separate incident, ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was shot in an a robbery last month in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga.

Mthembu was drawing money at an ATM when he was approached by an armed man who demanded that he draw all his money from his account.

A scuffle ensued, and Mthembu was shot.

Six men were subsequently arrested and have appeared in court.

Caxton News Service