ANCYL to march against crime in Daveyton

The ANC Youth League’s Mbali Hlophe says they’ve been working closely with the Daveyton community.

FILE: The Youth League says it will be marching to the Daveyton Police Station against car hijackings and robberies. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Gauteng says it's preparing to march to the Daveyton Police Station on the East Rand to highlight the increase of crime in the area.

The Youth League says it will be marching with community members after increased car hijackings and robberies in the eastern Johannesburg township.

Crime stats released by the police ministry in Pretoria last month show that murders house robberies and hijackings are on the rise in South Africa.

Car hijackings went up for a second year in a row by 22 percent in Gauteng.

The ANC Youth League's Mbali Hlophe says they've been working closely with the Daveyton community.

"We will march to highlight the concerns of the community. We will speak about the rise in crime in the area and particularly the hijackings that have taken place."