Leonsdale

Elsies River CPF calls for vigilance

By Shireen Fisher Elsies River is on a knife-edge, as gang related shootings continue to unsettle the community. There are fears that gang warfare could deteriorate after the shooting of an alleged gang leader on Tuesday.  Victor Bowers (35) also known as Fox, the leader of the Rebels gang, was[…]

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Outcry over lack of police in Leonsdale

In a spate of violent gang activity over the past week, residents of Elsies River were once again forced to flee for the lives, as one of their own was fatally gunned down. While the area has a functioning police station, community members are unsatisfied with the inadequate level of[…]

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Leonsdale on the brink of “war”

Leonsdale residents in Elsies River say they are a community under siege, as the area battles a vicious flare up of gang violence over the past few days, in which gang members have taken up arms against police. Residents are living in fear as four local rival gangs fight for[…]

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Concern over Leonsdale gang violence

Recent gang activity in Leonsdale has sparked much debate among community members about the role of the police force in alleviating the problem. Leonsdale is one of six gang ridden hot-spots within Elsies River. Speaking to VOC, Steve Ross, Public Relations Officer at the Elsies River Community Police Forum (CPF)[…]

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