ActionSA held a protest this week calling for military intervention to stop criminality in the area.
“Soldiers were brought in during the lockdown to keep us indoors. Government needs to make that decision and bring them here because it's clear police are not coping,” Johannesburg caucus leader Funzela Ngobeni said.
EFF leader Julius Malema said: “Where this rape happened, the police must go there with barricades and barricade the whole squatter camp, and get into each house and look for rapists, because if you hide rapists you are encouraging rape. We need a militant programme into that squatter camp.
“Let us confront the rapists, let us fight the rapists, and the time is now. There must be a unit to deal with violent crimes.”
The ANC Women's League has called for chemical castration for convicted rapists in response to the femicide and gender-based violence crisis.
“Allow the normal judicial processes to go through and if we discover that indeed there was a rape, and the verdict is that of guilt only, then we suggest there should be chemical castration of that person so it does not happen again.
“It is a suggestion that was raised by the women's league at the last conference and rejected by conference. We are putting it forward again and we will see what happens,” said minister Lindiwe Sisulu.