Steve Hofmeyr marches against violent crime
Local celebrities joined members of the public on a march against
in South Africa.
The march to Union Buildings in Pretoria on 19 June was organised by Afrikaans singers Bobby and Karlien van Jaarsveld and Steve Hofmeyr.
"This is our long walk to freedom... it's our little war," said Bobby Van Jaarsveld. "Crime is high in this country and I mean I have children and want to make sure they are safe and that's what this is about."
Van Jaarsveld emphasised that the march was against all crime and not specifically farm attacks and made reference to the murder of Margrietha de Goede (66) and a five-month-old baby in May. Both were found strangled in De Goede's home.
The march was led by Hofmeyr who had painted white crosses on his face.
He marched behind a big banner which read "Ons sal nie stil bly nie [We won't keep quiet]."
Date Posted : 20 Jun 2012