Drug deals at Palm Court shopping centre
Letter from a resident: At 5pm today a I had to go to the Palm Court Spar to buy a few groceries. I drove in from behind the BP garage. The whole area behind the garage was seething with no gooders!!
When I drove further I noticed a huge congregation of people outside the KFC around a white toyota corolla.
Two were having a serious punching fight which attracted at least 40 on lookers. All the car guards and the Lexus guards left the scene and appeared to hide at the entrance of the Spar!!
I realised that the situation was going to escalate as people who were waiting to get their taxis streamed over to see what the commotion was about.
I immediately called Honeydew and they said that they would send a vehicle out. In the meantime I went in to the Spar and when I came out about 15 minutes later the fight had stopped and the renowned main drug dealer had taken the one fighter off to behind the BP. He tried to runaway to go back to fight. The main drug dealer and his friend were now walking towards me as I was loading my groceries into my boot.
I realised that they were both highly intoxicated and when they got close to my car they started verbally abusing me calling me a „f…..g white bitch“!! I obviously ignored them and avoided eye contact. I then sat in my car hoping that the Sector 3 vehicle would arrive which it didn’t.
While I was waiting two teeange white boys approached the drug dealer and his friend and they obviously negotiated a drug deal as the two white boys walked and waited at the container outside KFC while the drug dealer and his friend went to the back of the BP garage and they exchanged words and an object right in front of everyone in the middle of the parking lot outside the KFC.
While I was in the Spar I bumped in to Alistair the owner of Mica and he said that they don’t even notice these commotions anymore as they occur daily. He told me that last Wednesday when he walked out the back of his shop one of the layabouts tried to urinate on his leg as he walked past!!!
He also told me that he witnessed a white man drive up and his four year old son lent out of the passenger side and gave money to the drug dealer who in return gave him a small packet!!!
I decided to leave and went home absolutely disgusted with what I had just experienced. I said to my husband when I got home that I felt as if I had just been to Zandfontein squatter camp to buy my groceries because that is exactly what it felt like!! I did not have the feeling that I was in what one could call a respectable residential area!!
I have tried getting SAPS to raid regularly, I have tried to get Broll to enforce stronger security but unfortunately no one seems to be taking responsibility.
Apparantly Broll wanted to fence off the portion behind the BP garage and as this is council land they did not get approval.
We have to do something to radical to stop the Devon Valley Shopping center and Palm Court becoming any worse than what they are for our safety and for the safety of all residents in this area. Both shopping centers are becoming riddled with drug dealers, vagrants, layabouts etc etc.
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