They say recently a child was raped in the area and the community caught the man but police actions left many community members disappointed.
The DA’s women network is taking a war to the KwaMhlanga police station.
They want the cops in the area to do their jobs “honestly” and “professionally”.
Both DA women’s network leader Nomafrench Mbombo and Mpumalanga Premier candidate Jane Sithole will lead the march to the cop shop.
The party says people continue to receive poor services from police and they suffer as a result.
“Recently, a young girl was raped and despite community members catching the perpetrator in the act and calling the police, the SAPS took an hour to respond,” provincial spokeswoman Buchule Putini said.
She said when the DA investigated the matter, they were told the station does not have enough vehicles to attend rapidly to reports.
“There are no rooms where victims can be kept safe overnight and there is a limited number of trained police that handle sensitive cases,” she said.
The safety of women and children in South Africa is under attack, the party said.
“And we cannot put trust in the unequipped police. In 2018 there were 1260 assault cases reported in the province,” Putini said.
DA women’s network will hold a public meeting with the residents of KwaMhlanga and then hand over a memorandum to the KwaMhlanga police station.
(edited by MLM)
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