ANCYL hands over memorandum at Daveyton anti-crime march

The Youth League wants increased police visibility in Daveyton and more investigations.

The ANCYL marched in Daveyton against increased car hijackings and violent robberies in Gauteng.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Gauteng together with the community of Daveyton has handed over a memorandum of demands to a chief officer at the East Rand township's police station.

The league led a march to the police station earlier this afternoon to highlight the increased number of car hijackings and violent robberies in the area.

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 one of their demands is that police increase their visibility in Daveyton.

"We want better visibility of their presence in the community, but to also ensure that they begin to investigate the cases that have been laid."