COSATU meets with Community Forum in Mitchell's Plain
By Rhodé Marshall
31 July 2007
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has met with the Community Forum in Mitchell’s Plain and has pledged to support the structure.
“We have observed the growing incidence of criminality in our communities,” says COSATU spokesperson Monroe Mkalipi.
He added that the union has been encouraged by the courage shown by residents in the community to stand together in solidarity and confront the problem.
“COSATU is calling on all our shop stewards to join the Community Policing Forums and to help strengthen the Community Forums in their noble efforts,” says Mkalipi.
Mkalipi says projects like these are stepping stones for them as an organisation to get involved with things outside of what they are use to.
“We commend the director Jeremy Veary who has shown himself to be a champion of our people and ask that he assist other areas to set up street committees like in Mitchell’s Plain ,” says Mkalipi.