Vereeniging has become one of the most dangerous and unsafe places in the Vaal Triangle. Unfortunately, it has become notorious for drug dealing and robbery.

For many years, the community raised their concerns but the matter of drug dealing and other serious crimes has been falling on deaf ears concerning foreign nationals flooding the area and selling drugs.

Yesterday on Wednesday the 9th Vereeniging came to a standstill as Vereeniging residents closed Voortrekker street and allegedly took matters into their own hands by attacking foreign nationals believed to be dealers in drugs and beating two of them to death.

Sergeant Nombulelo Mohlakwana confirmed the two deaths. ” When police officers arrived at the scene in Vereeniging taxi rank, we found a Nigerian citizen dead and two males badly assaulted. The two were transferred to Kopanong hospital where one of them later passed on.”

” We have no proof that it is taxi drivers who did that, but it happened at Vereeniging taxi rank,” she added.

Mohlakwana says the police are investigating the case and urges anyone with information to contact Vereeniging police station.

Report by: Cornelius D. Mofokeng.