Cape Town residents demand crime intervention

File: Some marchers believe there should be a multi-pronged approach to fighting crime including harsher sentences for serious crimes, more political intervention to address socio-economic disparities, and an end to complicity in civil society.

File: Some marchers believe there should be a multi-pronged approach to fighting crime including harsher sentences for serious crimes, more political intervention to address socio-economic disparities, and an end to complicity in civil society.

CAPE TOWN - Various communities in Cape Town are calling on the president to deal with escalating crime in their respective communities.

Some of them, led by various religious leaders, marched to Parliament on Thursday, pleading for change in the face of rising gangsterism, murder, rape and other crimes.

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There were also prayers for peace in areas identified as hot spots.

Some of the marchers believe there should be a multi-pronged approach to fighting crime including harsher sentences for serious crimes, more political intervention to address socio-economic disparities, and an end to complicity in civil society.

 

Crime is everybody's problem