2015-05-06 09:34
Children lead the march with their placards. The residents are demanding a crime- and drug-free area. 


Children lead the march with their placards. The residents are demanding a crime- and drug-free area. PHOTO: Supplied

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Young and old are sending a message in Mitchell’s Plain that enough is enough.

Residents took to the streets this weekend to show that they were ready to claim and hold ownership of their own streets.

The march was facilitated by the newly elected street committee in Elmarie Street, Beacon Valley.

The committee was established in February and are serious about tackling crime, says executive member Roellien Johnson.

“Our election was held on Thursday 19 March and the launch of the committee was held on Saturday 21 March,” Johnson says.

On Saturday the committee called on all residents to show their support.

“We held a peaceful march through the streets of Morgenster and it was a very fruitful initiative,” she says.

The march was well-attended by residents of all ages, including children from the street holding various placards.

The march was also supported by the subforum chairperson.

The next project will be a door-to-door campaign in the Beacon Valley area.

“We hope to involve all our streets in Morgenster in this initiative and would like to see them form their own street committees to unite against crime, drug abuse and violence in our area,” Johnson says.


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