After no response from the Mayor regarding the Gangsterism Must Fall march two months ago, community activists are determined to have their cries for help be heard. The march which took place in February this year was not well attended but it seems that has increased the determination of the organisers as they have now made plans to picket outside the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday at 12pm.
The lack of response towards the movement from the Mayor and other role players has led to the organisers arranging a picket in order for their voices to be heard. Many of the affected communities have had enough and feel picket action is the only way to rise up against gang crime. There is a feeling that there is no real political will to stop gangsterism within Cape Town.
“We not accepting that, as communities we want to work with government to ensure that we have a gang free cape town,” said the movement’s spokesperson Roscoe Jacobs.
“When will enough really be enough?” stated Roscoe helplessly
Many people can show support for a cause but when it comes down to participation and being active, then people shy away from the idea. Jacobs said those who cannot find the time to attend marches and pickets should play an active role by informing police of illegal activity that they may be aware of in the community.
“We encourage people from all the communities to attend this picket in order for the country and many suffering communities to be helped.”
VOC (Quaanita Satardien)