Kensington attack: Community holds a vigil at Rhodes Park

Community members got together at the park where they cast rose pedals into the dam.

Residents listened to poets reading and friends of the deceased performed gospel songs. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Kensington community members have held a vigil at Rhodes Park for two men who drowned in the dam after falling victim to crime a week ago.

One man's wife was also allegedly gang raped by the 12 men who attacked them.

A second woman managed to escape and no arrests have yet been made

Community members from all cultures, races and religions got together at the park where they cast rose pedals into the dam.

It's in that dam where the bodies of two men, with their hand tied behind their backs, were found almost a week ago.

Residents listened to poets reading and friends of the deceased performed gospel songs.

Organiser Wendy Landau says they are reclaiming their park.

"This is a turning point where we say this place is very precious to us. It's a beautiful place and we don't want it to be associated with this terrible tragedy that happened."

Security has increased since the attack with a policemen keeping a close eye on the park.

#RhodesPark Community members are hosting a vigil in Rhodes Park to remember the victims of the attack at the dam. pic.twitter.com/CKazDFSoRW

[WATCH] Community get together at the #RhodesPark to remember the two men who drowned and one woman raped. ML pic.twitter.com/VkWhMfcI6u

#RhodesPark Poet says community must protect one another. "Remember who we've been."

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