The KwaThema community members led by Selope Thema, who is an MKMVA branch member, marched to the police station, pleading with police officers to act against the rising numbers of crime and violence in their area.
The marchers began at KwaThema care centre and went straight to KwaThema police station, calling-out police officers to act against crime and violence in their area. The residents handed over a memorandum with their demands, which seeks a response from the police within the 7 working days.
The memorandum was received by KwaThema police commander, Lt Colonel Mokoena on behalf of the station commander Colonel Mareketle Thobejane. Community members pleaded with the police to act swiftly and harshly with perpetrators of crime and most importantly deal with the rising number of car hijackings in the area; and GBV was also one of their grievances.
The march was peaceful and the memorandum was received and the community members agreed to continue working with the police in hopes of fight crime within the area.
By Vuyokazi Bam