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CAPE TOWN JUNIOR CITY COUNCIL'S PETITION AGAINST GANGSTERISM AND CRIME
MEDIA RELEASE CITY OF CAPE TOWN
NO. 48/2003 ISIXEKO SASEKAPA
8 APRIL 2003 STAD KAAPSTAD



Dear editor/reporter

In the case of the printed media we ask that you consider placing this item as a Letter to the Editor.

Background

The Junior City Council is Cape Town's Youth Parliament and one of the City's Leadership Development programs. Over 200 Junior Councillors from Grades 10 and 11 represent over 80 schools from all over the Unicity.

The Junior City Council is extremely concerned by the high crime rate in Cape Town and the number of victims amongst children. Growing up in Cape Town means to be exposed to dangers which sometimes can be fatal, as the recent killings of innocent children illustrate.

The JCC appeals to all relevant role players to make the Mother City a safer place for the children of Cape Town.

Names have not been disclosed to protect identities.



Cape Town Junior City Council's Petition


2003-March-24

CAPE TOWN JUNIOR CITY COUNCIL'S PETITION AGAINST GANGSTERISM AND CRIME

The Junior City Council is Cape Town's Youth Parliament recognised by the City of Cape town administration. Our 200 Councillors represent over 80 schools in the Unicity.

Rape! Shootings! Killings! Muggings! This is not the way to go!!!!

It seems that our City is in a state of anarchy. We have all either read the recent headlines or heard about the dreadful killings of Tyrone, Michaela and many other innocent children by stray bullets.

We are a very concerned generation and, as the youth of Cape Town are taking a stand against gangsterism and crime. We cannot afford our most precious resource, children, to be destroyed. As Junior Councillors we say with one voice: enough is enough! We appeal to the relevant authorities for something to be done. We recommend that

* Effective job creation for youth be put in place
* Sports and recreation facilities to be opened to help keep children off the street
* More effective crime prevention and policing.

The Junior City Council has drawn up this petition which was signed unanimously by the Junior Councillors present on 24 March 2003.

Signed:

The Junior Mayor of Cape Town
The Junior Deputy Mayor
The Members of the Executive
And 165 Junior Councillors
Junior.citycouncil@capetown.gov.za


This petition goes to:

The National Minister for Safety and Security
The Western Cape MEC for Community Safety
The Provincial Commissioner for Police
The Mayor of Cape Town
All relevant media



END


ISSUED BY:

SABINE LUETZEN KREBS
JUNIOR CITY COUNCIL CO-ORDINATOR
TEL (021) 400 4595
CELL: 083 686 1270
 
 
2003/04/08
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