‘Enough is enough’, mayor calls on Bredasdorp community to fight crime
Sulnita Manho’s body was discovered in of the small town which is also home to murder victim Anene Booysen.
CAPE TOWN - Cape Agulhas Mayor Richard Mitchell says it's up to the community to stand up against the culture of violence in the area.
Yesterday family and friends laid 23-year old Sulnita Mahno to rest, a week after her body was discovered at a factory in Bredasdorp.
Her body was discovered in the same area where Anene Booysens was killed in 2013.
Chrisna Junius, from community group Go Purple Bredasdorp, says, "There are a lot of things that are going on in our town. We have a drug issue, we have hardly any jobs available and there is poverty."
Junius associates the violence in the community to drug abuse.
"Normally with using drugs, violence goes with it. I would say there is violence in our community."
Mitchell says it's up to the community to do something about the violent culture.
"When something happens, they always look for a stick to hit someone; that is a big problem in communities, but in [community] involvement they are absent. My call on the community is to stand up and say, 'Enough is enough and that we will stand up and do something that will [yield] positive results,'."
Seventeen-year-old Booysen was raped, mutilated and left for dead at a construction site in Bredasdorp.
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