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KZN DA highlight violent crime in Human Rights Day march in Inanda

DA eThekwini leader, Nicole Graham, was amongst the leaders who attended the party’s march in Inanda, this morning. Picture: Tumi Pakkies (Africa News Agency/ANA).

DA eThekwini leader, Nicole Graham, was amongst the leaders who attended the party’s march in Inanda, this morning. Picture: Tumi Pakkies (Africa News Agency/ANA).

Published Mar 21, 2022

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DURBAN - The DA in KwaZulu-Natal painted the vicinity outside the Inanda police station blue in a march against crime and other human rights concerns on Monday.

DA KZN leader, Francios Rodgers, MPL Sharon Hoosens and councillor Emmanuel Mhlongo from KwaMashu, accompanied the community to the station and delivered a memorandum of demands.

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At the top of the demands was the eradication of rape, crime, and ensuring community safety.

Inanda has been shown to be among the most violent areas in South Africa in the last two-quarters of the 2021/22 crime statistics.

Eighty-six people were killed in Inanda in the third-quarter of the financial year, which was a 30.3% increase from the previous quarter.

Resident, Ntombifuthi Mthalane, said they were most concerned about the rise in the kidnapping and killing of young children, something they had not seen before.

“When we hear about the stories of children being taken by people, and later found dead, it is a shock to the system because never have we seen this kind of evil in our community.

“The police are unreachable, with all the facilities of the new police station, it does not seem as though the people inside of it are willing to do something about it,” said Mthalane.

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The DA’s Francios Rodgers said the party was shocked to see a newly built police station that was unable to deal with the issues surrounding it.

“Simple things such as the telephone line at the police station are not working which shows not only is the station unable to carry out the work it has to but it has no connection to the community.

“This statement of demand is mainly to immediately deal with the crime and rape in the area which is out of control,” said Rodgers.

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Lieutenant-Colonel Sbusiso Mhlanga received the memorandum and said it would be passed on to the station commander.

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