MK military vets march against crime

FED UP WITH CRIME: Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association members march to the New Brighton police station yesterday Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
FED UP WITH CRIME: Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association members march to the New Brighton police station yesterday
Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

Members of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association marched through the streets of Kwazakhele and New Brighton yesterday to raise awareness of the high levels of crime in Nelson Mandela Bay.

More than 100 members in the association’s yellow T-shirts first sang liberation songs in front of the Daku Hall before marching more than 10km to submit a petition at the New Brighton police station.

Community members were invited to join the march.

MK Veterans’ Association deputy chairman Mbulelo Qupe said there was an alarmingly high crime rate in Nelson Mandela Bay and they called upon the law enforcement agencies to work with communities in bringing back safety and protection measures by involving ward committees and community policing forums to fight crime.

“People no longer feel safe in their communities. Elderly people are robbed and raped,” Qupe said.

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