“Crime indaba’’ a knee-jerk reaction of capitalist beneficiaries

2016-11-03 06:00

I am from the Progressive Youth Movement, which operates in Khayelitsha.

It is an independent movement, without any political party influence.

The PYM is fight for decent jobs, basic services for young people and the community at large.

I wish to respond to the article by Mbuyiseli Boqwana(‘Litsha indaba to probe crime’, City Vision, 22/09/2016).

Mbuyiseli Boqwana is missing the point here and he is creating short cuts when it comes to the fight against crime.

You can have millions of rands to build more police stations, have more courts and so on.

However the community that the working class is staying in is a huge crime scene.

The fact that most people are poor and the other few are extremely rich, is, in itself a criminal act.

Boqwana and the government are promoting crime in the sense that their focus is crime, instead of the root causes of crime. They prefer short cuts.

This Khayelitsha Indaba will never solve anything, other than bring more complaints about crime, because they ignore that facts that crime cannot be separated from poverty, inequality and unemployment in South Africa.

We cannot narrow crime to just fighting it, other than to try and conquer the root causes.

To fight something that they never created, which is caused by capitalist savagery is like fighting crocodiles in the river. We need a change of strategy.

The capitalists and politicians are stealing from the working class to satisfy their selfish greed.

So it has to be clear that as long as we have a high rate of unemployment(26%), crime will continue.

You can call as many meetings as possible, but there will be no solution and you can employ as many policeman and women as you like, this will solve nothing, until you deal with the root causes of crime.

In addition to that, the working class should not be blamed for something that they never created.

This Indaba is involving the private sector, the very people who are responsible for the social ills we are experiencing in our communities.

Research shows that the Khayelitsha Mall raking in about R3 million each month.

How much of this is being re-invested in the working class of Khayelitsha, who remain poor and poverty-stricken.

This so-called “Indaba” initiative is an attack on the Black working class of Khayelitsha.

This reactionary project of the KDF to fight crime must stop, because they are going all out in defence state capitalism.

This is counter-revolutionary and problematic to the Khayelitsha community. Boqwana cannot tell us that through this Indaba, they are reclaiming back society values. There are no social values under capitalism and the justice system will never serve the interests of the Black working class under a capitalist society.

This is liberal opportunism and the sell out of KDF.

We must discourage these kind of initiatives that pretend to fight crime.

Boqwana must know that as long as we have White monopoly capital class and the poor Black working class, we have a problem.

the capitalist society is a crime and we shouldn’t blame the working class.

Mabhelandile twani Khayelitsha

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