Fed up with crime, Walmer Links residents have been protesting outside the housing complex since Thursday morning (16/03/17).
Ward councillor Ayanda Tyokwana said residents are fed up with crime at the complex. “The issue of crime has escalated and promises made by the developers to deal with the issue have not been fulfilled.”
Residents said they are protesting because crime is a big problem in the area and police can’t focus solely on the complex because of other commitments. They said when they applied for houses at the complex they were under the impression that the area would be closed off and that a proper boundary wall would be built.
Executive director of home market, Lance Del Monte, said there was no promise made of building a boundary wall at the complex. “I understand that security is an issue, however, people must understand that this is not a home scheme.”
Del Monte told the crowd that he was not responsible for their safety.
Resident Davidene Thorn said they were willing to build the wall themselves but were told they could not as there was a sewer line along the path.
Residents have threatened to halt any construction in the complex if Del Monte does not address their issue.
“You are the developer, we want answers now. Call the municipality, bring your boss or someone who is responsible. Don’t take us for granted,” residents shouted.