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Child murders: Reiger Park takes a stand

The ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign follows the deaths of toddlers Taegrin Morris & Curburne van Wyk.

ReigerPark residents trickling in at a local stadium to support the 'Enough is Enough' campaign against crime in the community. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Reiger Park residents have gathered at a local stadium on Gauteng's East Rand for an event aimed at raising awareness about crime in their community.

The 'Enough is Enough' campaign was launched by the community together with the City of Ekurhuleni, Crime Line and the South African Police Service (SAPS).

It follows the deaths of four-year-old Taegrin Morris and three-year-old Curburne van Wyk.

The community of Reiger Park says they've had enough of crime.

The deaths of Morris and van Wyk, just weeks apart, have prompted residents to say enough is enough.

Four-year-old Morris was dragged for several kilometres alongside his parents' car during a hijacking last month.

His mother has called on the community to work together to fight crime.

"Where is the Reiger Park community that celebrated Children's Day on the 5th of November every year without fail?"

Meanwhile, van Wyk's family also addressed the crowd today.

These community members have appealed to residents to work with police to fight crime and drug abuse in the area.

"Sitting in your home, knowing that your brother or your sister or your father or your mother might be selling drugs and you're sitting at home and you're doing nothing, it's killing most of the people outside."

"If you see something wrong, inform. Don't worry if you haven't got the strength or powers. Just inform the next person."

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