THE CITIZEN / 24 APRIL 2018 - 13.02 / STAFF REPORTER
Members of the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) took to the streets to hand over a memorandum at the Witbank Magistrate Court.
Sanco stated that they were pledging their commitment to a unified, democratic, non-sexist, non-racist, non-exploitative South Africa based on the freedoms, rights and values that are enshrined in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the RSA.
Sanco members marching from Lynnville Park to the Witbank Magistrate Court to hand over a memorandum.
SANCO as a civic movement said they were greatly concerned with the manner in which socio-economic issues affecting eMalahleni communities outside the boarders of political affiliation and all other sundry constraints are being handled. They said eMalahleni has in the recent times been riddled with cases of human trafficking, abduction of people living with albinism, excessive drug usage and prevalence and many more social ills that are tearing at the very fabric of the society.
“In this march which is summarily expressed as “Justice for All”, our main aim is to communicate the level of disgruntlement and frustration we have regarding the slow response or lack thereof in the justice system to the context of lawlessness that is happening in eMalahleni. It is rather disappointing and cannot be correct that many major criminal cases are halted due to the death of key witnesses or loss of dockets containing critical information relating to the cases at hand. Our people are murdered but suspects often get away by being granted minimum bail and cases end up unresolved while crimes of a lesser nature such as shoplifting are prioritized while there is a prevalence of abductions, human trafficking and murder.”
“SANCO believes commitment from all socio-economic governance structures is imperative for the attainment of our aims and objectives which can only be achieved in a united country with strong governance, an effective civic movement and a vibrant civic society. SANCO endeavours to promote nation building, truth and reconciliation, socio-economic and political development, reconstruction, transformation, peace and prosperity.”
SANCO therefore, commits itself to the attainment of the following goals:
*Building of a united community and a united South Africa.
*Promotion of socio-economic and political justice for all.
*Attainment of social security and comfort for all
*Contribution to the promotion and protection of the freedoms, rights and values enshrined in the constitution of the RSA
*Support and promotion of the struggle for the rights of children and people with special needs
“It also cannot be by coincidence that people can go missing for months and years without any urgent call for intervention from the SAPS. As the community mobilized under the banner of SANCO we want to express our concerns as we cannot afford to be bystanders while communities continue to rapidly lose faith in the justice system and its inconsistencies when it comes to dealing with crime,” added the statement.
LINK : https://witbanknews.co.za/108374/sanco-marches-raise-demands/
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