Addo residents march against crime

DESPERATE MEASURE: Jacqueline Hemley carries her puppy, Meisie, to protect her
DESPERATE MEASURE: Jacqueline Hemley carries her puppy, Meisie, to protect her

THOUSANDS of people took to the streets of Addo yesterday to march against  out-of- control  crime in the area.
Residents also complained that the rape of dogs in the area was rife.
The march started at the Valencia Community Hall and ended at the Addo police station where a memorandum was handed over.
Struggle songs and the droning of vuvuzelas were the order of the day.
And even children as young as five joined the protest, carrying placards reading: “We are tired of the rapists” and “Enough is enough”.
The march was sparked after the murder of Ulelwa Stefana, 13, and the rape of an eight- year-old girl earlier this month.
Addo Community Policing Forum chairman Dan Jewell said two or three dogs were raped in the area every month. – Yoliswa Sobuwa

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