EFF calls for more po­lice vis­i­bil­ity in Strand­fontein

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CAPE TOWN - With t he na­tional elec­tions just a few months away, the Eco­nomic Free­dom Fight­ers ( EFF) in the prov­ince has handed over a mem­o­ran­dum to Strand­fontein po­lice call­ing for more of­fi­cers and vis­i­ble polic­ing.

A group of party mem­bers and res­i­dents took to the streets in protest on Fri­day.

They marched through the area and handed over a list of griev­ances at Strand­fontein Po­lice Sta­tion.

The EFF is de­mand­ing more po­lice vis­i­bil­ity, more foot pa­trols, reg­u­lar crime preven­tion pro­grammes and com­mu­nity meet­ings.

The party's Banzi Dam­buza says gang vi­o­lence and drugs are some of the is­sues res­i­dents deal with on a daily ba­sis.

He says more of­fi­cers are needed.“The amount of po­lice you see to­day, you won’t see to­mor­row. They won’t be here [and] they won’t pro­tect you when you call the po­lice. It will take hours for them to ar­rive.”

The party is giving the sta­tion 14 days to re­spond to their con­cerns.

The sta­tion com­man­der ac­cepted the mem­o­ran­dum and says he will give the party feed­back soon.

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