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Lower Illovo community marches against crime

A fairly large group of residents from the Lower Illovo community marched against crime and drugs in the area.

THE Lower Illovo community came out in numbers on May 19 to hold a peaceful march against the prevalent crime and the scourge of drugs in the area.

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Organised by the Lower Illovo Neighbourhood Watch (LINW), the non-politically aligned march started at the bottom village. It proceeded to the main road, making a U-turn at the Illovo Syrup entrance. Local security companies, organisations of faith, police and non-profit organisations were part of the proceedings.

LINW’s public relations officer, Alyssa Ramalingam, said the turn-out was good, and she thanked the Lower Illovo community for its support.

“The aim of this peaceful march against crime was to help raise awareness in the community and help bring together all in the spirit of love and unity. We are extremely proud of our community and its people for standing with us in this fight against crime,” she said.

She extended thanks to Estelle van Eeden of the Sparrow Trust, the Amanzimtoti Community Police Forum, Eugene Engelbrecht of ET Rapid Response, Karl van der Merve of Blue Security – Durban, Paul O’Neill of CCPO – Crime, Amanzimtoti SAPS, SAPS Public Order Policing Unit and metro police.

 

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