Cosmo City school children take a stand against the recent spate of violence in SA

Cosmo City Junior Primary School children rallied with Honeydew police and the Gauteng Department of Community Safety to raise awareness about the recent spate of women murders, rape and child abuse on 2 May.

The little ones confidently marched from their school on Angola Avenue to the busy intersection of South Africa Drive where they raised their placards inked with sorrowful and hard-hitting messages against the scourge. They were accompanied by their teachers to make sure that they were safe.

Warrant Officer Leshaba Ramalatso from the Social Crime Prevention Unit at Honeydew Police Station, delivered a talk advising the youngsters to be careful of the dangers of social media, especially meeting strangers on Facebook. Ramalatso added that a couple of children had gone missing in the area and were found dead in recent years.

Public Safety officer Ramalatso Rammala and Warrant Officer Leshaba Ramalatso support the action against women and child abuse held by learners from Cosmo City Junior Primary School.

Monkie Rammala, a Road Safety Unit representative, said they decided to participate in the march because of the government’s concern about the abduction of women and children using public transport.

“As a public representative, [we] are worried because the perpetrators use public transport to target women and children. We are aware that there is a Toyota Quantum around Gauteng abducting children,” said Rammala.

He added that the message will be effective because it was channelled through the children who pass it on to their parents.

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