The Public Works department says construction of a permanent police station in the area will be completed by August next year. This comes after residents went on violent protests following the murder of two toddlers who were found in a public toilet.
The construction began in March 2008 but was delayed because of problems with the contractors. "There is a police station in Diepsloot, but it is in a temporary structure. The police station construction is on the go. It has been build, it is expected to be finished by the end of August next year," explains Public Works' Thami Dlamini.
Earlier, Gauteng police offered a reward of up to R100 000 for information that could lead to the arrest of a fifth suspect who might be linked to the murder of two toddlers.
The two cousins aged two and three went missing on Saturday and later found dead in a public toilet.
Police are now questioning four people in connection with the murders. Gauteng Police spokesperson, Neville Malila says they are looking for a man aged between 30 and 33 years, light in complexion, slightly build and could be coming either from Swaziland or KwaZulu-Natal.
Meanwhile, the ANC Youth League National Task Team (ANCYL NTT) says it’s organising a march to Diepsloot police station on Friday to call on the police to rapidly arrest the man allegedly responsible for gruesome toddlers’ attack.
The planned ANCYL NTT march would follow days of chaos in the troublesome township.
"The Youth League National Task Team will be going to Diepsloot with its regional structure to be with the family of the toddlers, with at least thousands of young people to show solidarity to the family. We will also be marching to the police station to make sure that the law does take its course and we allow that process to happen and to call on those who want to use xenophobic issues on the matter," says spokesperson Bandile Masuku.