Westbury residents reiterate call for police to stop protecting criminals

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Scene of McCabe’s shooting


Residents of Westbury, in Johannesburg, have reiterated their cries for the police to stop protecting criminals, saying such actions perpetuate the violent crime that’s tearing the community apart.

Their remarks follow the violent shooting of 44-year-old father, Clyde McCabe, and his 13-year-old daughter near their home on Wednesday.

McCabe’s friends and family admit that the young father had simply gotten too close with the wrong crowd.

YNews visited the hostel where McCabe was gunned down at point blank range – just metres from the local police station.

Witnesses say two armed men approached him on foot.

They suspect members of rival gangs may have been tipped-off about his location.

It’s understood that McCabe had been sitting on the stoop, preparing to accompany his 13-year-old daughter to her high school formal.

Some family members say he shared a strong bond with his daughter. They say she literally took a bullet for him – putting herself between the gunmen and her father — and ultimately sustaining a gun shot wound to the leg.

McCabe was rushed to hospital, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Angry residents say they are tired of law enforcement officers who they accuse of turning a blind eye to violent turf wars and drug peddling in the community. Article by Naomi Kobbie 

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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