GEORGE NEWS - Young people from Thembalethu say they have had enough of the ongoing murders which have brought fears and tension among the people of the township. They are responding to the recent spate of murders involving the youth, most of which are allegedly gang-related.
In an attempt to end the murders Thembalethu's youth are planning a march for Monday 17 June to say 'Enough is enough'. They want the police to start sweeping the township clean of criminals.
One of the organisers, Samkela Baartman, said they have had enough of the ongoing murders which have put the lives of many young people in danger. According to her, drug use by the youth could also play a role in these murders.
''The recent murders of young people in Thembalethu sparked concerns among the youth. We looked at this situation and noticed that for the past six months many young people have already lost their lives," she said. They resolved to do something to "stop our brothers from continuing to kill each other."
The march will start at 10:00 at the Fourways stop in Thembalethu and go down Tabata and Gcakane streets. They will also stop at the Thembalethu Police Station were they will hand over a memorandum.
''We ask everyone to come and join us, especially the youth. Come show solidarity with those who have passed away. Put down your weapons and let there be peace in Thembalethu,'' said Baartman.
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