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Relatives of gang violence victims march to Parliament

A small group of protesters marched to Parliament to demand an end to gang violence.

Hazendal residents are gathered in 9th Avenue calling for justice for Saadiqah Lippert and an end to gang violence. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Relatives of children killed in gang violence in Cape Town have emphasised government must try to do more to protect their communities.

A group called the "Mom's for change" movement marched to Parliament today and held a silent protest outside the building before handing over a memorandum.

A small but spirited group of protesters marched to Parliament to demand that government to do more to help end gang violence.

They carried posters which read "My son was murdered" and "End the violence".

While they chanted the names of innocent victims of gang violence, Daphne Carelse, whose son was killed in October last year, was part of the protest.

She says to this day her son's killer still walks free because of corrupt police who work with gangsters.

Another mother has called on community safety groups to be more active in fighting gang violence like they did in the 1990s.

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