EFF To Stage Pickets In East Rand Police Stations Tomorrow

“Our demands will also include a victim-centred approach to justice, and an update to all unsolved cases of kidnapping, house robbery, murder, sexual assault, and hijacking,”

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EFF To Stage Pickets In East Rand Police Stations Tomorrow

The EFF is planning strike action at all East Rand police stations in the city of Ekurhuleni.

The EFF Ekurhuleni Region announced these plans in a statement, with the goal of protesting the prevalence of gender-based violence.

“The EFF Ekurhuleni Region will tomorrow 26 July 2022 picket at police stations against the increasingly high levels of violent crimes in the City of Ekurhuleni.”

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“Ekurhuleni has the highest number murder rate, 32 per 100 000 in the province affecting women, children and LGBTIQ communities,” the statement read.

According to reports, the pickets will also highlight the ongoing violence against women, children, and people with disabilities, as well as the scourge of alcohol and drug abuse in their communities.

The EFF also invites all progressive community organizations to join them in their demand for safer communities.

“We will be demanding a proactive approach to crime prevention from the South African Police Service (SAPS), that includes dedicated GBV desks in police stations to prevent secondary victimisation”.

“Our demands will also include a victim-centred approach to justice, and an update to all unsolved cases of kidnapping, house robbery, murder, sexual assault, and hijacking,” EFF Ekurhuleni Region chairperson Nkululeko Dunga.

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According to VOT, the pickets will take place from 9am in the morning under the following details:
1. Picket to Vosloorus Police station, assembling point at Chris Hani Mall.
2. Picket to Tsakane Police Station, assembling point at Sindane Park.
3. Picket to Daveyton Police Station, assembling point at Sinaba Stadium.
4. Picket to Rabasotho (Tembisa) Police Station assembling point at Makhulong Stadium.

This picket comes after Tembisa residents took to the streets last week to demand a decrease in exorbitant electricity tariffs.

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