‘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.

A Bredasdorp resident walks past a street dedicated to teenager Anene Booysen, who was murdered in the town in February 2013. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

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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