DA marches in Pretoria against crime

2014-11-13 13:11
People take part in the DA's march against crime. (Sapa)

People take part in the DA's march against crime. (Sapa)

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Johannesburg - DA supporters took to Sophie De Bruyn Street on Thursday, singing and chanting against crime as they made their way to the police national headquarters in Pretoria.

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Laudium resident Magdeline Zulu said she was marching because criminals were "running wild in the country".

"We are here because we want the police to increase their numbers. There are more murders, more women are being raped, more cars are being hijacked, and corruption is rife, even among the cops themselves," she said.

She wanted the SA Police Service to do more.

"Every day on the news there is a murder or a rape being reported."

Members of the public and workers watched from building windows as the crowd in blue Democratic Alliance T-shirts marched through Pretoria's central business district.

They carried signs reading "Drug Units Now!" and "Where is the SAPS?"

A number of women carried babies on their backs, and some of the younger marchers danced.

A man wore a board reading: "If the head is dirty, the body's dirty" with a shower-head above his own head, in an apparent reference to the way in which President Jacob Zuma is commonly depicted in cartoons.

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