13 August 2013
The Africa National
Congress in the Western Cape today held a media briefing about their planned protest on Thursday.
The ANC Provincial
Secretary Songezo Mjongile said the protest is aimed at highlighting the issue
of gangsterism and drugs in the province.
This follows the
killings of about seven police officers in the province over the past three
week, in what is alleged to be gang violence. Mjongile called on all
communities to stand up against violence and drugs.
Mjongile said through
the march they want to put pressure on the provincial government to put in
place measures to ensure that gangsterism and drugs are a thing of the past in
ANCYL and Sangoco are expected to be represented at the march on Thursday.
Meanwhile the ANC
in the province has strongly condemned the high number of police officers
involved in rape incidents in the province.
This comes after
the Independent Police Investigative Directorate on Monday released the
statistics which showed that the Western Cape has the
highest number of police officers involved in rape incidents.
Mjongile called on
all community members, community policing forums and police officers to stand
up against women abuse.
revealed that the Western Cape has 10 incidents of rape involving police officers, whereas there only
12 similar incidents in other provinces combined.
said irrespective of the persons` authority rape is rape and it should be
fought and ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.
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