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Rosettenville community marches against crime

Residents the organised the march to hand over a memorandum to the Community Safety MEC because nothing has been done to assist them.

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba engaged residents of Rosettenville about the crime and challenges in the area but residents say they have had enough of foreigners running brothels and selling drugs. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Rosettenville community members say they feel their pleas for aid in battling drugs, prostitution and crime in the area have not received an adequate response from the authorities.

Member of the Reclaim Our Community Movement Simphiwe Hlafa says they have organised another march on Saturday to hand over a memorandum to the MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi–Malobane because nothing has been done to assist them.

He says while the previous demonstrations held in Rosettenville this year have been violent and xenophobic, they want this one to be peaceful.

Hlafa says they have taken a unifying approach to this march involving foreign nations as well.

“We have been mobilising this time around on unifying the community. When I speak of unifying I mean all the sectors that are around – the foreign nationals, we were with them even yesterday.”

WATCH: Rosettenville on knife's edge over drugs and brothels in the area

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)