Delft march against child deaths

Delft residents protested against the recent spate of child murders in their community.

Siphokuhle Flephu's mother weeps at a march to raise awareness of child safety in Delft on 14 February 2014. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Delft residents say the recent spate in violent attacks on children in the area has left them feeling insecure and angry.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been at least four serious attacks on children in Delft.

In the latest incident an 11-year-old girl was murdered at the weekend.

The brutal attacks on children in the past few weeks have stunned the community and locals say they've had enough.

Concerned community members staged a demonstration in the area this morning where dozens of residents, mostly women and children, marched in the area.

They want to raise awareness around child safety and say they are taking back the streets and will stand together to protect their children.

They say with or without help from authorities, they intend on dealing with the scourge.