More than 300 residents from Sonnerwater, Beverly-Hills and Sebokeng marched yesterday to the Masakheng Police Station in the Vaal Triangles today to deliver a memorandum of grievances against the lack of service delivery in their informal settlements.
More than 200 residents from Vooslorus Concerned Residents (VCR) marched yesterday to the Vooslorus Police Station to deliver a memorandum of grievances in their area. The residents were supported by the Anti Privatisation Forum and the Soweto Concerned Residents (SCR).
After a community meeting that was held yesterday by the residents of Sebokeng Zone 20 called by the Radical Youth Network (RYN), the police again arrested a community member Malefafane “Search” Letsele. He was arrested for an incident that happened on the 17th March 2009, when members of the community visited the house of the Community Police Forum (CPF) patrol officer, Thulani Bam, who arrested was arrested (and given free bail) for the murder of a community member Teboho Tsotetsi. They wanted to burn his house down but the RYN intervened and managed to calm the situation. The angry crowd left Thulani’s house in peace but promised to put more pressure on the police to ensure a fair trial.
Residents of Sebokeng Zone 20 to march on Sebokeng Magistrates Court tomorrow for hearing of Community Policing Forum member arrested for murder of community activist
9 March: The accused was granted free bail.
10 March: The community of Sebokeng Zone 20 blockaded the Golden Highway from the early hours of the morning. No arrests were made nor injuries reported. See The Sowetan’s coverage of the protest.
The Radical Youth Network (RYN), along with the Anti Privatisation Forum (APF) strongly condemns the killing of Teboho “Diventsha” Tsotetsi by members of the Sebokeng Community Policing Forum (CPF). It is not the first time the community of Zone 20 in Sebokeng has experienced attacks from the people they claim to be protecting them. Sebokeng Police station has become a haven for thugs and gangsters!
The Radical Youth Network (RYN) supports the call made by many organizations to find new creative ways of dealing with the situation in Zimbabwe. We further call upon all South African youth to stand up against the human rights violations that are taking place in Zimbabwe - if we are not part of the problem then let’s try to be part of the solution.