■ Chaos erupted in New Crossroads on Sunday March 5, with angry residents closing a section of Koornof Road and pelting vehicles with stones, following the alleged shooting of Phumza Pita by the police, in the early hours. The mayhem escalated on Monday with a march to the Gugulethu police station. On Tuesday the chaos spread to some sections of Jeff Masemola Road (Lansdowne Road). At the time of going to print the situation was still volatile with police trying to restore order in the area. The 31-year-old was slapped in the face and allegedly shot dead after questioning police’s conduct when shutting down a shebeen. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating the matter.