Reiger Park: Enough is Enough

Govt, Reiger Park residents & the SAPS launched a campaign against crime on Saturday.

The mother of little Taegrin Morris, who was dragged to death by hijackers a month, ago addressing the crowd gathered for the Enough is Enough campaign in Reiger Park. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Government officials have assured residents they will work with the East Rand community of Reiger Park, to stop the attacks on children once and for all.

On Saturday the community took part in the launch of the ' Enough is Enough' campaign, to raise awareness about crime.

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

The City of Ekurhuleni, Crime Line and the South African Police Service (SAPS) have joined forces with Reiger Park residents, to fight crime and drug abuse in their community.

The MMC for community safety in Ekurhuleni, Mthuthuzeli Sboza, says they are serious about fighting crime.

"I must say that we are not going to rest until Reiger Park is what we want it to be."

Sboza says unemployment is fuelling criminal activity in the community.

"We need to ensure that we change the conditions under which people live because that is at the centre of all our social ills."

The Ekurhuleni municipality has also encouraged residents to work closely with police, to root-out criminals.