Reiger Park tired of living in fear

Community members launched a campaign to prevent crime and violence in the community.

Two children arrive at the launch of the 'Enough is Enough' campaign for crime awareness which was launched in Reiger Park on 23 August 2014. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Reiger Park residents say they are tired of living in fear in their own community and losing their children to crime.

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) at the weekend.

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

The deaths of Morris and van Wyk, just weeks apart, prompted the community of Reiger Park to take a stand against crime.

Residents say they hope the new initiative will stop criminals.

Community leader in the area Koisan Fox says policing needs to be increased in the area.

"We have to engage and all stay in the right direction and address these issues properly."

Residents say they are serious about fighting crime and substance abuse, adding that crime has claimed too many of their loved ones.