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Pagad: We are being unfairly targeted by authorities

The organisation led a group of residents on a six kilometre march from Gugulethu to Athlone.

FILE: They are protesting against gangsterism, drugs and crime. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Anti-crime movement, People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) says it is being unfairly targeted by authorities for speaking out against crime.

The organisation led a group of residents on a six kilometre march from Gugulethu to Athlone on Saturday.

They are protesting against gangsterism, drugs and crime.

The first demand in Pagad's memorandum is that the government stops what the organisation claims is discriminatory behaviour against its members.

#PagadMarch is supported by the EFF, the PAC and Azapo. XK pic.twitter.com/HkmJPQQrny

#PagadMarch They are protesting against gangsterism and drugs. "One merchant one bullet", they shout . XK pic.twitter.com/rbS27C4nIl

Pagad's Haroon Orrie says this is victimisation.

"We are being more targeted, our supporters are being more targeted and we are asking for people to be allowed to walk freely with us as a legitimate movement in this country."

Justice department regional head Hishaam Mohamed accepted the memorandum and says he will pass it on to the police and justice ministers who are in Khayelitsha today.