Residents of Hanover Park are crying for intervention from the national government to deal with gang-related violence.
Hundreds of residents took to the streets on Wednesday morning in the hopes that the government will heed their pleas for more police in the area.
John Maythan speaks to Hanover Park resident Mansoer Arendse who says a lot of promises were made during the elections but nothing has been made.
It is not something we want to do[to protest]. It is becoming something we have to do and the violence is escalating so much it is unbelievable.— Mansoer Arendse, Resident - Hanover Park
Our kids couldn't play outside for the holidays. We don't take it lightly.— Mansoer Arendse, Resident - Hanover Park
Our kids are dying on our doorsteps and nobody gives two cents about it. It is getting worse than it was and we are dying.— Mansoer Arendse, Resident - Hanover Park
The response from the police is so slow, they come after three hours or more.— Mansoer Arendse, Resident - Hanover Park
Listen to the full interview below...