CAPE TOWN – A women and children rights group has handed over a memorandum at the Wynberg Magistrates Court, where four people are expected to
appear in connection with the murder of a seven-year-old Grassy Park boy.
Two police officers were injured and an SA Police Service vehicle was damaged when angry community members turned on them.
Ilitha Labantu’s Nombeko Leputhing says the rate at which young children are falling victim to violence, including gangsterism in the Western Cape, is sickening.
“We ask the court to take bold actions in curbing the recent crimes.”
Ilitha Labantu members joined a handful of Parkwood residents who protested outside court earlier on Wednesday, brandishing placards reading “gangsters are robbing our kids of their lives”.
Community Paul Phillips says residents have had enough.
“There’s a feeling of unhappiness and it’s going to get to a boiling point where people start taking action. As leaders of the community, we’ll get to a stage where we won’t be able to contain it.”