Gauteng officials to meet with Cosmo City residents

Residents have been protesting against the high crime rate in the area.

FILE: Saps officers are pictured during Operation Fiela in Cape Town. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Community Safety Department says it's studying a memorandum submitted by Cosmo City residents and will meet with them in the next two weeks.

Residents have been protesting against the high crime rate in the area.

Yesterday community members marched to the Johannesburg offices of Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane.

The department's Thapelo Moiloa says, "They want operation Fiela to kick in, but we want to confirm that we are planning a meeting with residents in two weeks time."