Race war erupts as Coloureds refuse black teachers

“It’s a full-blown colour war.” This was all Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi could say to describe the crisis paralysing Roodepoort Primary School.

On Tuesday, the row over his appointment of Nomathemba Molefe as principal spilt over into a fist … Read the rest

School to re-open amid racial tension with heavy security

Roodepoort Primary School will reopen on Tuesday, albeit under heavy police guard. The school was indefinitely closed down by Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Friday after one group of coloured parents had been protesting the appointment of a black principal.… Read the rest

Woman wounded in Roodepoort taxi shooting

taxishootA woman was wounded on Tuesday in a shooting believed to be related to taxi violence in Roodepoort, Johannesburg metro police said.

“The injured female was taken to hospital and four taxis were damaged,” Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

The … Read the rest

Power cuts cause road chaos in and around Johannesburg

Cars-held-up-in-a-traffic-006Traffic was affected by power outages on the West Rand and parts of northern Johannesburg on Thursday morning, Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD) said.

“We are experiencing power outages in the West Rand: Roodepoort, Florida, Constantia Kloof. Also, as well … Read the rest