SA family’s dream of peace in Australia shattered

2015-01-22 12:08
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Sydney - A South African family who moved to Australia to escape the crime in their homeland have become victims to thieves and abusive youths, they say.

Speaking to Australia’s Daily Telegraph, mother Caryn, who did not wish to give her surname, said youths in a bus had stolen her husband’s backpack. She also said she and her children had been abused and harassed while using a public transport service.

Caryn said she often saw youths harassing commuters on the route.

She said she had moved to Sydney, Australia to escape the crime in South Africa but “our dreams have been shattered”. She said people needed to be warned.

Northern Beaches Police said there had not been any reports of anti-social behaviour on buses but admitted that a small number of youths were committing petty crime in the suburbs of Dee Why and Frenchs Forest.

In 2011, a South African who had moved to Adelaide, Australia, was gunned down in his home by a 39-year-old man, reported the Sunday Times.

The South African, Luc Mombers, was being visited by his wife’s parents. They were also shot dead.

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