Nyanga resident’s angered by high levels of crime
By Mandisi Tyulu
24 May 2009
Yesterday the residents of Nyanga, on the Cape Flats, were taking part in a protest outside their local police station against the high level of crime in the area while accusing police of failing to do their jobs.
The demonstrators accused police of failing to arrest people who they claim were involved in numerous criminal activities in the area.
Last week two residents were attacked by people known to the community but no one has been arrested.
The protestors, including mothers carrying their babies on their backs, said that the area was riddled with a large number of illegal weapons which were being used in various crimes.
Disgruntled resident carried placards that read ‘We want safe streets’ and ‘We want to be safe in our homes’ will hand over their memorandum of grievances to the police on Saturday.
Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi says the residents must come on Monday and see the station commander as well as the commisioner in order to raise their concerns.